Vol 8, No 2 (2022)







(In Publishing)

Table of Contents

Research Articles

by Laetícia Rodrigues De Souza, Luciana Correia Alves, Raphael Mendonça Guimarães
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There is a complex interaction between infectious diseases and child nutritional status as infections usually entail some nutritional setback and vice versa. Therefore, vaccination against childhood infectious diseases is an important preventive measure against malnutrition itself, playing a key role in reducing child mortality. However, whereas referring to vaccination coverage it is crucial to have it clear how this coverage is measured, once it may vary considerably depending on the source of information. While child vaccination status is obtained from medical records in developed countries, in developing countries, they are mostly taken from vaccination cards and/or mothers’ reports. Nevertheless, some researchers have come to diverse conclusions in terms of the accuracy of parents’ reports. Based on a rich longitudinal household survey available for Yemen collected in 2012 – 2013, we find that although mothers’ reports should not be discarded when estimating vaccination coverage (otherwise, coverage would be extremely overestimated), this information should be used with caution.

Commentaries

by Milanko Čabarkapa, Teodora Safiye, Medo Gutić
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Human life and activities are associated with risk, as risk is inherent in all forms of human existence and action. Risk is regarded as a phenomenological variable considering how people perceive it, especially during a crisis they experience. This paper discusses the characteristics of human behavior in a crisis, with an emphasis on hazard perception and risk assessment, for the purpose of understanding people’s decisions and adaptation before, during, and after a crisis. The discussion focuses on the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.