International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016

  • Effect of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure on the Welfare of Rural Households in Kwara State, Nigeria

    Oyedeji Oluwafemi Amos, Ukemenam Miriam Nwakuso, Mohammed Abdullahi Baba, Ojediran Ezekiel Olamide

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Oct. 08, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2016
    Published: Nov. 19, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.11
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    Abstract: Serious illness can induce utilization of health services which can impose high costs on households at a time when household ability to earn income is hampered due to inability to work of the ill individual and caregivers and as such affecting the welfare of the household as a whole. This study was carried out to examine the effect of out-of-pocket... Show More
  • Relationship Between Street-Begging and Poverty in Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State, Nigeria

    Abdussalam Isiaka Onagun

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Sep. 22, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 08, 2016
    Published: Dec. 27, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.12
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    Abstract: There are diverse economic groups in any given society or country. Some of these groups are either privileged or less privileged with different traits in the economy of a society or country. This paper intends to examine the relationship that exists between the street-begging and poverty in Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State, Nigeria. One hundred and fift... Show More
  • Analysis of Factors Accountable for Low Patronage of Maternal Health Care and Skilled Supervised Delivery in the Adaklu District, Ghana

    Etornam Kwame Kunu, Michael Dovlo, Emmanuel Klu, Abigail Owusu

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 12-19
    Received: Nov. 17, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 17, 2016
    Published: Jan. 12, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.13
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    Abstract: The study focused on examining the awareness level of pregnant women about the free maternal and child health care services, evaluate the effectiveness of the free maternal and child health care policy and to identify factors accountable for low patronage in accessing maternal and child health care services in the Adaklu District, Ghana. A descript... Show More
  • Cost Effectiveness of Predicting Severity in Leptospirosis

    Galya Ivanova Gancheva

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 20-25
    Received: Oct. 31, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2016
    Published: Jan. 13, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.14
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    Abstract: The prognosis of leptospirosis depends of severity, early diagnosis and prompt intensive treatment. Only few studies estimate the costs in outbreak of leptospirosis. We aimed to assess the cost effectiveness of predicting severity in leptospirosis by retrospective cohort study of 100 consecutive hospitalized patients with leptospirosis (1976-2015).... Show More
  • Assessment of Sexual Behavior and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS Among High School Adolescents in Jardega Jarte Woreda, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, 2014

    Kumera Bekele Negera, Yohannes Ayalew Bekele, Gebre Gelana Gudisa

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 26-36
    Received: Nov. 08, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2016
    Published: Jan. 16, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.15
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    Abstract: Background: Many people have sexual intercourse for the first time in their teen age. Lack of information and knowledge encourage sexual risk behavior such as unprotected sex, early marriage, early pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS. Objective:To assess the sexual behavior and the knowledge of STI and HIV/AIDS among hig... Show More
  • Prevalence and Pattern of Alcohol Use among Government Officers in Urban Sri Lanka

    Prabhath Pallewaththa, Geethani Niwarthana, Prakash Thambiliyagodage, Turlin Abenayaka, Palitha Abeykoon

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 37-40
    Received: Dec. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 21, 2016
    Published: Jan. 16, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20160101.16
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    Abstract: Non Communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading cause of death globally, of which 80% of deaths occur in low and middle income countries. In Sri Lankan context, the Non-Communicable Diseases accounted for approximately 70% of total deaths. Around 20,000 Sri Lankans die annually due to various health complications caused by the use of tobacco while ... Show More