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Salami, Kabiru K.; Ayegboyin, Matthew; Adedeji, Isaac A. – Health Education Research, 2019
The outbreak of deadliest and most widespread Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West African countries was not only unexpected but also sudden in places like Nigeria. The epidemic was an indication of weak health systems characterised by inadequate precautions and low knowledge of containment. Although Nigeria was able to contain EVD much earlier,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Communicable Diseases, Motor Vehicles
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Dumbili, Emeka W.; Henderson, Lesley – Health Education Research, 2017
Nigeria has high levels of alcohol consumption, and little or no regulation of the alcohol industry. There is a dearth of studies exploring young adults' drinking in a Nigerian context with only a few predominantly quantitative surveys. These do not explore the social meanings attached to drinking practices nor do they shed light on potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Qualitative Research
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Nwagu, E. N.; Dibia, S. I. C.; Odo, A. N. – Health Education Research, 2017
Social influences together with local cultural norms are central factors that can influence the use of alcohol. The study, therefore, identified socio-cultural norms and roles capable of influencing alcohol use among young people in an alcohol producing community, in Nigeria. We used qualitative technique--focused group discussions among selected…
Descriptors: Drinking, Sociocultural Patterns, Alcohol Abuse, Social Influences
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Amaugo, Lucky Gospel; Papadopoulos, Chris; Ochieng, Bertha M. N.; Ali, Nasreen – Health Education Research, 2014
HIV/AIDS is one of the most important public health challenges facing Nigeria today. Recent evidence has revealed that the adolescent population make up a large proportion of the 3.7% reported prevalence rate among Nigerians aged 15-49 years. School-based sexual health education has therefore become an important tool towards fighting this problem.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Health Education
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van der Maas, Frank; Otte, Willem M. – Health Education Research, 2009
In this study, we assessed whether peer education is an effective method of HIV/AIDS awareness, in terms of knowledge, misconception and behavior, among adolescents in the rural area of Nigeria. A comparative case series (n = 250), cross-sectional structured survey (n = 135) and focus group discussions (n = 80) were undertaken among adolescents.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Focus Groups, Peer Teaching, Adolescents
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Ande, Oluyinka; Oladepo, Oladimeji; Brieger, William R. – Health Education Research, 2004
Community-based distributors (CBDs) have been trained and utilized to promote a variety of health commodities. In addition, a variety of different types of community residents have been trained ranging from traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to patent medicine vendors. A training programme for CBD agents in the Akinyele Local Government Area of…
Descriptors: Prevention, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Local Government