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Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2013). Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology, 57(4), 569-578. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-012-0584-0

Asthma is a chronic condition of great public health concern globally. The associated morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation place an enormous burden on healthcare infrastructure and services. This study demonstrates a multistage quantile re... Read More

An overview of health forecasting (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2013). An overview of health forecasting. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12199-012-0294-6

Health forecasting is a novel area of forecasting, and a valuable tool for predicting future health events or situations such as demands for health services and healthcare needs. It facilitates preventive medicine and health care intervention strateg... Read More

Evolving forecasting classifications and applications in health forecasting (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2012). Evolving forecasting classifications and applications in health forecasting. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 381-389. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S31079

Health forecasting forewarns the health community about future health situations and disease episodes so that health systems can better allocate resources and manage demand. The tools used for developing and measuring the accuracy and validity of hea... Read More

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009) (2012)
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Dongdem, J. T., Kampo, S., Soyiri, I. N., Asebga, P. N., Ziem, J. B., & Sagoe, K. (2012). Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009). BMC research notes, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-115

Background: Despite education and availability of drugs and vaccines, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is still the most common severe liver infection in the world accounting for >1 million annual deaths worldwide. Transfusion of infected blood, unprotected s... Read More

Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors (2011)
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Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2011). Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors. PloS one, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184

Asthma is a condition of significant public health concern associated with morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. This study identifies key determinants of length of stay (LOS) associated with asthma-related hospital admissions in London, a... Read More

Risk factors for malnutrition among children 5-years and younger in the Akuapim-North District in the eastern region of Ghana (2010)
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Alex Kojo Anderson, , Whitney Bignell, , Sophie Winful, , Ireneous Soyiri, , & Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, . (2010). Risk factors for malnutrition among children 5-years and younger in the Akuapim-North District in the eastern region of Ghana. Current research journal of biological sciences, 2(3), 183-188

Malnutrition remains a significant public health problem in developing countries. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for malnutrition among preschool children in the Akwapim-North District in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This was a cr... Read More

Public health significance of viral contamination of drinking water (2009)
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Dongdem, J. T., Soyiri, I., & Ocloo, A. (2009). Public health significance of viral contamination of drinking water. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 3(12), 856-861

Water-borne enteric viruses pose a threat to both human and animal life causing a wide range of illnesses. Groundwater is the commonest transmission route for these viruses. About 50% of groundwater related disease outbreaks are attributable to virus... Read More

A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana (2008)
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Soyiri, I., Agbogli, H., & Dongdem, J. (2008). A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 8(1), 91-103

Food safety is a matter of great public health concern worldwide and particularly crucial if the environment in which the food is handled is heavily contaminated. Most fresh foods particularly that of animal origin like beef is highly susceptible to... Read More

An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana (2006)
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Fobil, J., & Soyiri, I. (2006). An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 3(2), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2006.9724872

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has assumed a dimension raising heartbreaking anxiety among national governments and civil society groups. In Ghana for example, the pandemic is well-documented and has gone beyond a health problem, and now encompasses... Read More