Biomedical Statistics and Informatics

Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019

  • Epidemiological Description of Dengue Fever Outbreak in Kebridhar District, Somali Region, Ethiopia – 2017

    Mikias Alayu, Fikirte Girma, Mengistu Biru, Tesfalem Teshome, Desalegn Belay

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 27-31
    Received: 15 April 2019
    Accepted: 28 May 2019
    Published: 23 December 2019
    Abstract: Dengue fever is caused by dengue virus (DENV), a member of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. The virus is transmitted by the infected female mosquito called Aedes aegypti. There are four serotypes, DENV1 through DENV4. Dengue fever is one of the most important re-emerging arboviral disease, more than half of the world’s population are at r... Show More
  • Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) of Health Facilities in Moyamba District Southern Province of Sierra Leone

    Brima Gegbe, Bob Kandeh, Andrew Baimba

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 32-38
    Received: 4 December 2019
    Accepted: 18 December 2019
    Published: 26 December 2019
    Abstract: Sierra Leone needs strong information systems to adequately track progress made and to inform decisions about the implementation of health care programmes as it implements its recovery and resilience plans. A challenge observed with the national health management information system (HMIS) is the quality of routine reports from health facilities and... Show More