C J Uneke

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  1. ncbi request reprint Potential for parasite and bacteria transmission by paper currency in Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Ebonyi State University, Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Environ Health 69:54-60. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Soil transmitted helminth infections and schistosomiasis in school age children in sub-Saharan Africa: efficacy of chemotherapeutic intervention since World Health Assembly Resolution 2001
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Tanzan J Health Res 12:86-99. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The potential for transmission of hospital-acquired infections by non-critical medical devices: the role of thermometers and blood pressure cuffs
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
    World Health Popul 12:5-12. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Promotion of hand hygiene strengthening initiative in a Nigerian teaching hospital: implication for improved patient safety in low-income health facilities
    Chigozie Jesse Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria Electronic address
    Braz J Infect Dis 18:21-7. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Stethoscope disinfection campaign in a Nigerian teaching hospital:results of a before-and-after study
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 8:86-93. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Promotion of health sector reforms for health systems strengthening in Nigeria: perceptions of policy makers versus the general public on the Nigeria health systems performance
    Chigozie Jesse Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Soc Work Public Health 28:541-53. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Bridging the divide between research and policy in Nigeria: the role of a health policy advisory committee
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Ebonyi State University, KM 5 Abakaliki Enugu Express Way, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State PMB 053, Nigeria
    J Public Health Policy 33:423-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Assessment of organizational capacity for evidence-based health systems operations in Nigeria
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Soc Work Public Health 28:97-108. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Promotion of evidence-informed health policymaking in Nigeria: bridging the gap between researchers and policymakers
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
    Glob Public Health 7:750-65. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Malaria and HIV co-infection in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: impact of treatment using antimalarial and antiretroviral agents
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:761-7. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Potential for parasite and bacteria transmission by paper currency in Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Ebonyi State University, Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Environ Health 69:54-60. 2007
    ..These results suggest that currency notes may be contaminated, especially with bacteria and enteric parasites, and may serve as sources of infection. Personal hygiene to reduce risk of infection is recommended...
  2. ncbi request reprint Soil transmitted helminth infections and schistosomiasis in school age children in sub-Saharan Africa: efficacy of chemotherapeutic intervention since World Health Assembly Resolution 2001
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Tanzan J Health Res 12:86-99. 2010
    ..trichiura. To ensure the realization of the WHA resolution, there is need for regular treatment of school children, development of alternative antihelminthic drugs and vaccines, environmental control measures and health education...
  3. ncbi request reprint The potential for transmission of hospital-acquired infections by non-critical medical devices: the role of thermometers and blood pressure cuffs
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
    World Health Popul 12:5-12. 2011
    ..Analysis of swabs from thermometers and blood pressure cuffs used in the teaching hospital was conducted using standard microbiological techniques...
  4. ncbi request reprint Promotion of hand hygiene strengthening initiative in a Nigerian teaching hospital: implication for improved patient safety in low-income health facilities
    Chigozie Jesse Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria Electronic address
    Braz J Infect Dis 18:21-7. 2014
    ..Health care-associated infection remains a significant hazard for hospitalized patients. Hand hygiene is a fundamental action for ensuring patient safety...
  5. doi request reprint Stethoscope disinfection campaign in a Nigerian teaching hospital:results of a before-and-after study
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 8:86-93. 2014
    ..This study aimed to assess the impact of a stethoscope disinfection sensitization campaign among doctors and nurses in a Nigerian teaching hospital...
  6. doi request reprint Promotion of health sector reforms for health systems strengthening in Nigeria: perceptions of policy makers versus the general public on the Nigeria health systems performance
    Chigozie Jesse Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Soc Work Public Health 28:541-53. 2013
    ..Inputs from the public must be given adequate consideration in addressing the challenges of health systems. ..
  7. doi request reprint Bridging the divide between research and policy in Nigeria: the role of a health policy advisory committee
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Ebonyi State University, KM 5 Abakaliki Enugu Express Way, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State PMB 053, Nigeria
    J Public Health Policy 33:423-9. 2012
    ..We describe the key elements of the committee and how it has helped bridge gaps between researchers and policymakers to facilitate the use of research-based evidence in policy and programme development...
  8. doi request reprint Assessment of organizational capacity for evidence-based health systems operations in Nigeria
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Soc Work Public Health 28:97-108. 2013
    ..There is need to evolve strategies that will guarantee equitable and sustained improvements across health services and health outcomes...
  9. doi request reprint Promotion of evidence-informed health policymaking in Nigeria: bridging the gap between researchers and policymakers
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
    Glob Public Health 7:750-65. 2012
    ..There is need for further discussion and debate on the researchers and policymakers partnership concept in low income settings...
  10. doi request reprint Malaria and HIV co-infection in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: impact of treatment using antimalarial and antiretroviral agents
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:761-7. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Bacteriological assessment of stethoscopes used by medical students in Nigeria: implications for nosocomial infection control
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
    World Health Popul 10:53-61. 2008
    ..Integration of stethoscope care in the training curriculum of medical schools will enhance the control nosocomial infections...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of home management of Plasmodium falciparum malaria on childhood malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa
    C J Uneka
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Trop Biomed 26:182-99. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint The potential for nosocomial infection transmission by white coats used by physicians in Nigeria: implications for improved patient-safety initiatives
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
    World Health Popul 11:44-54. 2010
    ..Proper handling of white coats by physicians and other healthcare workers could minimize cross-contamination and improve patient safety by potentially reducing nosocomial infections...
  14. doi request reprint Antibiotic susceptibility of urogenital microbial profile of infertile men in South-eastern Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Andrologia 42:268-73. 2010
    ..The commonest bacterial isolates were Proteus species, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, which were resistant to most of the antibiotics assessed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bacterial contamination of stethoscopes used by health workers: public health implications
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 4:436-41. 2010
    ..This study was designed to assess both the potential for bacterial transmission by stethoscopes used by health-care workers in Nigeria and the implications for patient safety and control of hospital-acquired infections...
  16. pmc Impact of placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria on pregnancy and perinatal outcome in sub-Saharan Africa: part III: placental malaria, maternal health, and public health
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria
    Yale J Biol Med 81:1-7. 2008
    ..The effects of placental malaria on maternal health can better be understood when considered in relation with various maternal parameters, including maternal age, parity, peripheral malaria infection, anemia, and HIV infection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Concurrent malaria and typhoid fever in the tropics: the diagnostic challenges and public health implications
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Vector Borne Dis 45:133-42. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of acquired toxoplasmosis in HIV-infected and apparently healthy individuals in Jos, Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, P M B 053, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Parassitologia 47:233-6. 2005
    ..2%) and anorexia (34.1%). This study contributes to the development of guidelines for the prevention and management of toxoplasmosis in HIV-infected patients and in apparently healthy individuals in a resource scarce setting...
  19. ncbi request reprint Malaria infection in HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative individuals in Jos-Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences EBSUTH, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Vector Borne Dis 42:151-4. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint Plasmodium falciparum malaria and ABO blood group: is there any relationship?
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, PMB 053, Nigeria
    Parasitol Res 100:759-65. 2007
    ..falciparum strain-specific preference of rosetting with non-O blood groups and not only a phenomenon of laboratory-propagated strains, but also exist in wild clinical isolates from all major malarious areas of the world...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mandatory pre-marital HIV testing in Nigeria: the public health and social implications
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    AIDS Care 19:116-21. 2007
    ..Training and capacity building for religious leaders, to appropriately manage social issues associated with HIV/AIDS as it affects their organizations, are recommended...
  22. ncbi request reprint Western blot-indeterminate results in Nigerian patients HIV serodiagnosis: the clinical and public health implication
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:169-76. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Congenital Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa: a rarity or frequent occurrence?
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Parasitol Res 101:835-42. 2007
    ..0 to 46.7%. Congenital malaria should be suspected and investigated in babies whose mothers are parasitemic, particularly if the babies are febrile...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: the challenges and public health implications
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Parasitol Res 102:333-42. 2008
    ..Increased allocation of resources to development and application of accurate diagnostics will improve malaria diagnosis in pregnancy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of maternal Plasmodium falciparum malaria and haematological parameters on pregnancy and its outcome in southeastern Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Vector Borne Dis 44:285-90. 2007
  26. pmc Impact of placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria on pregnancy and perinatal outcome in sub-Saharan Africa: I: introduction to placental malaria
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria
    Yale J Biol Med 80:39-50. 2007
    ..There is a clear need to strengthen the malaria prevention and intervention measures for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa...
  27. pmc Impact of placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria on pregnancy and perinatal outcome in sub-Saharan Africa: II: effects of placental malaria on perinatal outcome; malaria and HIV
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria
    Yale J Biol Med 80:95-103. 2007
    ..A review of studies that investigated these poor fetal outcomes associated with placental malaria in sub-Saharan Africa is presented here...
  28. pmc Prevalence and public-health significance of HIV infection and anaemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in south-eastern Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    J Health Popul Nutr 25:328-35. 2007
    ..05). Since HIV and anaemia are preventable, antenatal care services could serve as a pivotal entry point for simultaneous delivery of interventions for the prevention and control of HIV infection and anaemia in pregnant women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis-B surface antigen among blood donors and human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Jos, Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 100:13-6. 2005
    ..2%). Results confirmed the high endemicity of HBV infection in Jos, Nigeria and the significantly greater prevalence of HBV infection among HIV-infected patients than among blood donors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in Kwal, a rural distriction of Plateau-Nigeria
    C J Uneke
    Department of Medical Microbiology Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Ebonyi, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 36:109-13. 2007
    ..0%). This study contributes to the development of guidelines for the prevention and management of toxoplasmosis. Results were discussed in relation to the T. gondii epidemiological factors inherent within the population studied...
  31. doi request reprint Artemisinin-based combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria in sub-Saharan Africa: the efficacy, safety, resistance and policy implementation since Abuja 2000
    Anayo Ogbonna
    Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:621-7. 2008
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  32. doi request reprint Assessment of malaria in pregnancy using rapid diagnostic tests and its association with HIV infection and hematologic parameters in South-Eastern Nigeria
    Chigozie J Uneke
    Haematologica 93:143-4. 2008
    ..Prevalence of malaria, HIV and anemia were 19.7%, 3.1% and 17.2% respectively. Primigravidae were significantly more infected with malaria. Malaria was not significantly associated with anemia, blood group, genotype and HIV infection...