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Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

Knowledge and Practices on Early Breastfeeding among Mothers Delivering at a Teaching and Referral Hospital in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya

Boor FK1*, Ogada IA2 and Kimiywe J2
Background: The World Health Organization and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund recommend initiation of breastfeeding within 30-60 minutes of delivery, giving,colostrum, and not giving pre and post-lacteals to newborns. Practices are however, still suboptimal. For instance, the prevalence of timely initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth is 43% globally, 48% in sub-Saharan Africa...

Mini Review
Published On: January 26, 2018

The Tiniest Patients Make the Biggest Noise

Henry D*., RN BSN MS CPHQ, Herold S., MS and Kusiak M., RN, BSN
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (W&I) is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. It is a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for activities that are unique to women and newborns. The hospital is the eleventh largest, stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with approximately 8,400 deliveries annually. Women & Infants has been designated...

Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

The Effectiveness of Simulation based Training for Life Saving Skills to Improve Knowledge, Skills and Attitude of Nurses on Caring Mothers and Newborn: Quasi Experimental Study

Joho AA1*, Mwampagatwa I2, Bolinga AE2 and Kibusi S1
Background: Although babies and mothers are dying from obstetric emergency, simulation based training reduces the incidence. Health care simulations are interventions that have been used worldwide to reduce adverse outcomes in critical patient care settings. Simulation on Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive-Bleeding are interventions used to teach birth attendants lifesaving skills in order to...

Research Article
Published On: February 28, 2018

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Community Health Volunteers on Growth Monitoring and Promotion of Children Under Five Years in Mwingi West, Kenya

Kenga M*, Kimiywe J and Ogada IA
Objectives: The paper describes knowledge, attitudes, and practices of community health volunteers (CHVs) towards growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) of children under five years in Mwingi West Sub-county, Kenya....

Research Article
Published On: March 12, 2018

A Commentary on the United Nations Perspectives on the Exemplary Role of Women Workforce in Global Polio Eradication Efforts

Ashlesha Kaushik*
The Americas were declared polio free in 1994, the World Health Organization (WHO) region of Western Pacific Region in 2000 and the European Region in 2002. The World Health Organization declared that polio has been eradicated from India in January 2014- a feat considered impossible for decades [1]....

Perspective
Published On: March 21, 2018

Psychopathology among War-Affected Children and Lessons from Sri Lanka on Culturally Relevant Management

Chandradasa M* and Champika L
There are several major ongoing-armed conflicts in the world. These include the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Philippines, several African countries and Syria. Due to these conflicts, family networks are disrupted with displacement, morbidity...

Mini Review
Published On: April 16, 2018

SERPING1 Gene Mutations Associated with Hereditary Angioedema

Akram Husain RS and Ramakrishnan V*
Hereditary Angioedema is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by deficiency of complement component-1 (C1) and esterase inhibitor (Cl-INH). This disorder leads to the overproduction of bradykinin, which in turn leads to increased vascular permeability and edema....

Research Article
Published On: April 30, 2018

Knowledge and Practices on Infant and Young Child Feeding among HIV Infected and Uninfected Mothers in Vihiga County, Kenya

Chedeye R*, Waudo J and Kimiywe J
Background: Growth faltering among HIV exposed children is still a major health concern. Counseling on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) is one of the most important interventions...

Editorial
Published On: April 30, 2018

Hyperglycemia in Critically Ill Children: When to Treat?

El-Mekkawy MS*
Hyperglycemia is a common problem among critically ill pediatric patients that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hyperglycemia has several effects which are regarded as potentially pathogenic....