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PREVALENCE OF HYPOCALCAEMIA AND MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS AMONG ANTENATAL CLINIC ATTENDEES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT TEACHING HOSPITAL.

Eli S, Enyindah CE, Orluwene CG, Ikimalo J, Abam DS

Vol. 26 | Issue 3, 2017 | pp 208-219 | views 72

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RETROSPECTIONS ON ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES AS A SOCIAL BURDEN: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION INITIATIVES IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY

BACKGROUND Road traffic injuries are a major cause of trauma related morbidity and mortality in our modern society.They have since been recognized as disease entities on their own, as well as a societal problem of serious public health concern. AIM The aim of this review article is to promote the understanding of road traffic injuries as both a social burden and a disease entity and to highlight suggested measures capable of curtailing the menace that these injuries pose to human population. METHOD A review of the literature on the subject of road traffic injuries as both a social problem and disease entity was done. Historical perspectives, epidemiological information, causative factors and preventive measures were extracted and presented. RESULT Human factors contribute to 95% of road traffic accident. Current deaths from road traffic injuries account for 2.2% of the global mortality affecting all age groups. Health education and enforcement of legislation are key measures in combating road traffic injuries. Keywords: Road traffic injuries,disease,social burden,health education,retrospections

Vol. 24 | Issue 2, 2015 | pp 169-174 | views 70