sitelogo
 Home»Public Health» Prevalence of neonatal tetanus among children attending Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria

Prevalence of neonatal tetanus among children attending Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria

 Department: Public Health  
 By: usericon godiya  

 Project ID: 4752
   Rating:  (3.0) votes: 7
Rate this project
   Price:₦2000
Abstract
Tetanus is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic organism found in the soil. Tetanus lives in the gum of herbivorous animals which eats grasses and passed them with faeces to the ground where they live for years in the dust. Tetanus bacteria get into the body through openings like wounds, needle prick, or umbilicus of a newborn baby. This project was undertaken to determine the prevalence of neonatal tetanus related to cultural practices despite anti-natal care within children attending Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria Local Government Area. Samples were cultured on selective media and questionnaires were issued to obtain other patient information. The prevalence of neonatal tetanus among children based on gender. Highest prevalence was recorded in males (21.1%), with the least prevalence recorded by females (18.6%). The overall prevalence was found to be 20%.  Though the disease is an infectious disease that is caught as a result of mismanagement of health practices (improper hygiene), with specific management, these can be controlled....
Preview +
Other Public Health project topics and materials you might be interested in
»Cultural practices and implication to health promotion among Akoko northeast local government area, Ondo state
»Challenges of osteoarthritis and its management in older adults above 65 in Awuda village, Anambra state
»The challenges facing confidentiality of patients health information and how to improve on it
»Awareness of health risks and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among youths in Wadata community, Makurdi, Benue state
»Assessment of the utilization of standard precaution in the prevention of disease among health care workers in Madonna University Teaching Hospital
»Health seeking behaviours of persons with tuberculosis among residents in Amanator Ideato south Lga, Imo state
»Awareness and practices in the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia among elderly in Owan east Lga, Edo state
»Impact of public pit toilet system and its associated problems - case study of Udi lga, Enugu state
»Awareness of health implication of self-medication among the students of Paraclete Secondary School, Enugu state
»Awareness of prostrate disorder and access to counselling among male adults in Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Rivers state
»Health care seeking behaviour among the aged 60yrs in Bende local government area in Abia state
»The attitude of pregnant women towards the utilization of insecticide treated mosquito nets in Gwale local government area of Kano state
»Perception and attitude of women of childbearing age towards caesarian celivery in Ede South Local Government Area, Osun State
»Knowledge, attitudes, practices and perceived benefits of environmental sanitation among adults in Osogbo local government area Osun state, Nigeria
»Factors influencing the use of traditional medicine in the treatment of malaria among the residents of Arulogun area, Ede, Osun state

Upload Project

Do you have project materials to share? Upload and earn with it.

Departments