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RESEARCH

Konlan Kennedy

Prince Appiah Yeboah

Konlan Kennedy

Knowledge of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and diabetes mellitus II (DM II) among undergraduate students: A crossectional study among University of Ghana students

Abstract:
Background: DM II and MetS are highly prevalent
in the adult population worldwide. Education may
play an important role in preventing DM II and MetS
in young adults, especially those who are attending
university. Such adults are at a critical point in their
lives and make their own lifestyle choices that can
affect their future health.

Knowledge and Perception of Ghanaian Adolescents about Family Planning

Abstract
Background:
Adoption and utilization of family
planning services have been evidenced to be useful
in preventing sexually transmitted infections,
reducing unintended pregnancies, reducing maternal
and child mortality and this serves as a key means to
meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Despite these enormous benefits, the use of family
planning methods still remain preponderantly low
among citizens of developing countries. 

Barriers to sustained use of the insecticide treated bed net in the upper east region of Ghana

ABSTRACT
Background: Barriers to sustainable use of the insecticide treated bed nets are responsible for the high incidence of
malaria with a concomitant burden on the health delivery system in Ghana. The ITN has proven to be one of the most
cost effective means of preventing malaria. This study identified the barriers to the sustainable use of the insecticide
treated bed nets in the upper east region.

Faustina Yaa Amoako-Kwakye & Doreen Mary Antwi Welbeck

Hazards experienced by traders who use hawking as their marketing strategy at kasoa and its environs

Abstract:
The purpose of the study was to investigate hazards traders who use hawking as the only marketing strategy experience at
Kasoa and its environs. The study adopted the survey design. Data were gathered from a purposively selected sample of 70
traders from at their hawking sites using a structured interview guide and data analyses carried out using SPSS version 20.
Among the findings were 20.0% of the traders were below 20 years; 71.4% hawked from 8 to 15 hours daily for six or seven
days weekly. The most frequent health hazards reported were fatigue leading to stress; robbery attacks and occasional
vehicle accidents. It is recommended that the metropolitan authorities build free vocational and technical training centers to
train the youth in skill jobs. The National Health Insurance scheme should be better organized to take care of injured
hawkers. The Metropolitan Assemblies must ensure that hawking by children is prevented through legislation.