Razi International Medical Journal 2021-11-24T14:34:47+00:00 Editorial Board Open Journal Systems <p>The <em><strong>Razi International Medical Journal</strong></em> founded in 2021 is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Afghanistan that aims to impact public health and global health and distributed internationally. The journal is produced and published in electronic and paper-based form biannually, and there is no <a title="article publishing charge" href="">article publishing charge</a> (APCs). The journal's scope is on:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Global Health</strong></li> <li><strong>Public Health</strong></li> </ul> <p>The Journal publishes research articles, review articles, correspondence, commentary, perspective, letter to editor, and editorials.</p> <p> </p> <p><br /><strong>Note:</strong> The<em> Razi International Medical Journal</em> (RIMJ) should be distinguished from the <em>Razi Journal of Medical Sciences</em> (RJMS) published by <em>Iran University of Medical Sciences</em>.</p> <p> </p> Outbreak of Black Fungus in COVID-19 patients: An emerging issue 2021-07-20T13:13:50+00:00 Shehroz Shahid Fatima Sohail Irfan Ullah Jabbar Abdul Muhammad Junaid Tahir <section class="item abstract"> <p>Not available.</p> </section> 2021-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Razi International Medical Journal The ethical issues in COVID-19 vaccine distribution: A major public health challenge 2021-08-29T09:03:20+00:00 Qasim Mehmood Hashim Talib Hashim Zanyar Qais Mustafa Ahmed Ramadhan Joseph Varney <section class="item abstract"> <p>Not available.</p> </section> 2021-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Razi International Medical Journal The burden of COVID-19 pandemic on child labour in Afghanistan 2021-08-22T07:07:29+00:00 Abubakr Yosufi Kirandeesh Kaur Kirandeesh@GMAIL.COM <section class="item abstract"> <p>Not available.</p> </section> 2021-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Razi International Medical Journal Acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination in Herat, Afghanistan 2021-06-11T06:02:44+00:00 Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III Ahmad Neyazi Attaullah Ahmadi Omid Tabesh Habibah Afzali Kenesh Dzhusupov Md Shariful Islam Rayan Nugraha Blaise Ntacyabukura Shyam Sundar Budhathoki Lin Xu Wahid Majrooh <p><strong>Background:</strong> COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is one of the major concerns in the roll out of vaccines in many countries. The aim of the study was to assess the level of COVID-19 vaccine acceptability among the population in Herat, Afghanistan, the third largest city in the country.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> This cross-sectional study was conducted between 15 April 2021 and 20 April 2021 among the general population of Herat City to examine the acceptability rate of COVID-19 vaccine. Sample size was calculated at 555. Different variables were collected using a questionnaire developed. Data were evaluated in IBM SPSS program.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Only 10.63% of the participants were willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine without having any concern and reservation. 45% were willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 66.5% were concerned about the vaccine and its side effects and 29% were afraid of being infected by transmission of COVID-19 through the administration of vaccine on them.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> This research demonstrates that, concerns about the vaccine, myths and misinformation are widespread which will undermine the vaccination process. This study recommends the initiation of more health-related campaigns and awareness programs by the government for general population to enhance and expedite the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine.</p> 2021-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Razi International Medical Journal Understanding female condom use, acceptance, accessibility, awareness and knowledge among female public health students in a Nigerian university: A cross-sectional study 2021-10-11T06:33:44+00:00 Gabriel Oke Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi Obafemi Arinola Olarewaju Progress Agboola Esther Abosede Ilesanmi Alumuku Iordepuun Micheal Attaullah Ahmadi Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III <p><strong>Background:</strong> The female condom is both a means of mechanical contraception and protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwed pregnancies. The use and uptake of female condoms have been advocated as one of the safest ways to halt the risk of unplanned/unwanted pregnancies and STIs including HIV. Our study aimed to explore the knowledge, awareness, utilization, acceptance and accessibility of FC among female public health students in a Nigerian University.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> One hundred and ninety (190) female public health students took part in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data between August and December 2019. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS version 23.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Overall percentage awareness of female condoms usage in this study was 52.0%. Less than a quarter (22.4%) reported having seen a pack of female condoms, while the remaining 77.6% of the participants reported having never seen a pack of female condoms. In addition, the majority (87.4%) of the respondents did not know whether a female condom interferes with sexual pleasure/sensation. The majority of the respondents (77.4%) concurred that utilizing a female condom implies that "I don't trust my partner". Concerning accessibility of the female condom, only 1.8% agreed that FC is easily accessible while more than half (54.2%) are uncertain of the accessibility.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Our study revealed a low level of knowledge and utilization of female condoms, and also limited access to the female condom as well as unsatisfactory acceptance and suboptimal awareness level which were suggested by the overall percentages in the study.</p> 2021-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Razi International Medical Journal