Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoan Infections and the Associated Risk Factors among Children in Bushenyi District, Western Uganda

Ibrahim Ntulume, Julius Tibyangye, Adamu Aliero, Barugahare Banson
  • International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, January 2017, Sciencedomain International
  • DOI: 10.9734/ijtdh/2017/33255

Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoan Infections and the Associated Risk Factors among Children

What is it about?

This study aimed at determining the prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections and the associated risk factors in children in Bushenyi District, Western Uganda.

Why is it important?

The intestinal protozoan infections were most prevalent among children aged 1-4 years whose mothers had no formal education. Prevention strategies need to be tailored to the respective levels of education.

Perspectives

Julius Tibyangye (Author)
Kampala International University

Therefore, the Ugandan health sector should invest in education and sensitization of caretakers about these infections and the necessary preventive measures against IPIs. With the high prevalence of the IPIs detected in this study, there is need to carry out country wide survey to establish the overall burden of protozoan infections.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2017/33255

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