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Volume 5 Issue 1


Literature Review

The Prevalence of Work-Related Injuries and Exposures amongst Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians: A Literature Review

Naif Mohammad M Harthi*1

When responding to emergency calls, paramedics and emergency medical technicians are susceptible to work-related injuries and exposures that may occur due to physical exertions, slips, falls, ambulance accidents, violence and so on [1-3]. They are more vulnerable to issues that threaten their safety than other emergency personnel [1-2]. For example, research has shown Australian ambulance staff experience a higher proportion of work-related injuries than firefighters and police officers [1], while in the United States, the rate of injuries is three times

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Research Article

Knowledge and Health Seeking Behaviour on Maternal and Child Health  Programme in Delta State, Nigeria

Dr. Christie A. Enuku1 & Prof. Obinna Onwujekwe 2, 3

Maternal mortality is on the decline in Africa but sub-Saharan Africa still has the largest burden including Nigeria. This paper is designed to investigate knowledge and health seeking behavior of mothers who have given birth in last one year on Maternal and Child Health services in Delta State, Nigeria. Using multistage technique, 308 women were proportionately sampled from four communities in Delta State, Nigeria and interviewed using a pretested interviewer administered questionnaire. Data analysis focused on respondents’ awareness and knowledge on MCH and their health seeking behavior based on WHO model of antenatal registration at first trimester and at least four visits before delivery.

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