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Effects of two growth hormones and three manure formulas on a variety of papaya (Carica papaya L.) in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali

December, 2020 - Vol 16 Num. 12

This study was conducted in the orchard of the Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied Research (IPR / IFRA) in Katibougou to assess the growth and production of solo papaya (Carica papaya L., 2n = 18) in Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali as well as the effects of the hormone and manuring formulas. A split plot...

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Uptake and reason for discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraception in a tertiary hospital: A 5 years retrospective review

December 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 9

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, including intrauterine contraceptives and subdermal implants, are some of the most effective contraceptive methods available. They are known to be convenience, cost effective and suitable for many women. The study aims to determine the trends and uptake of long acting...

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Evaluating the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on visual acuity and intraocular pressure among HIV/AIDS patients in Kano State, Nigeria

December 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 9

Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) has been effective in reducing rapidly progressive retinopathies, there are other ocular manifestations of HIV and ocular side effects of HAART which are yet to be determined and evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the effect of HAART on Visual...

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Quality of health care service assessment using Donabedian model in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

December 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 9

Donabedian model health care quality assessment measures the difference between expected and actual performance to identify gaps in the health care system, which would serve as a starting point for quality improvement activities. So, the aim of this study was to assess the level of quality of health care with respect to...

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Pilot bioremediation of contaminated soils by hydrocarbons, from an electricity production and distribution site in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

October-December, 2020 - Vol 15 Num. 4

The bioremediation of polluted soils by hydrocarbons is a set of decontamination techniques which exploit the depolluting activity of living organisms in order to reduce the toxicity, mobility or quantity of a contaminant in the environment. This work has enabled the bioremediation of a soil contaminated with hydrocarbons...

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV-negative patients in Lagos, Nigeria

July-December 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 2

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a big challenge to the tuberculosis control programmes worldwide. The aim of this work is to determine the rate of MDR-TB in HIV-negative patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis in Lagos State. 891 adult HIV-negative patients enrolled for the study and tested...

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Reach and effect of a virtual campaign for promoting physical activity during the covid19-era

November 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 1

Measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus have inadvertently fostered a reduction in physical activity. This study reports a virtual campaign designed to promote the health and physical activity level of individuals and increase awareness on practices to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The campaign...

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Prevalence, correlates and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian physiotherapy and architecture undergraduates

November 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 1

Physiotherapy students are vulnerable to sustaining Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) due to manual handling activities. Also, Architecture students who frequently adopt awkward postures while using the drawing board may equally be exposed to some risks of MSD. The degree of MSDs and their precipitating factors among these...

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The path to our destiny: The transitioning of physiotherapy in Nigeria from occupation to a true profession

November 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 1

The themes of the 55th annual conference of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy are “Advancing Physiotherapy in Nigeria: The Next Step”, “Physiotherapy in Preventive Healthcare: Challenges and the Way Forward.” I have been asked to tailor my keynote speech to address both themes of the conference....

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Exploring EFL teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, beliefs and practices on writing skills: The case of Wollo University

October-December 2020 - Vol 11 Num. 4

The main objective of this study is to explore EFL teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, believes and practices in writing skills. The qualitative approach was employed. The participants of the study were three English language teachers who were teaching basic writing skills. Two data collecting instruments were...

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Study of root traits of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under drought stress

November 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 11

Roots are among the first defence towards drought with other morpho-physiological and biochemical mechanisms employed by plants. To understand precisely the root traits contribution towards yield, parental chickpea genotypes with well known drought response were field evaluated under drought and optimal irrigation in...

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Indoor characterization of three durum wheat genotypes exposed to drought and heat stress during early vegetative growth stages

November 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 11

Selection of wheat varieties that have improved adaptation to abiotic stress is important for increasing and stabilizing yields under fluctuating environmental conditions, especially as global climate changes. A trial to estimate adaptation of wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum) genotypes to abiotic stress has been...

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Evaluation of plant extracts for the management of Cercospora leaf spot of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

November 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 11

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is a leguminous crop with high economic and nutritional value. However, increased production is hampered by Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Cercosporidium personatum. Studies were conducted in vitro and in vivo to evaluate the efficacy of aqueous extracts of...

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Assessment of the hand hygiene status of internally displaced persons in Jos and environs, Nigeria

November 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 11

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often predisposed to infectious diseases because of the temporary nature of their abode which usually does not have adequate water and hygiene facilities. A hundred (100) samples of hand-washed water taken under aseptic conditions from the hands of the IDPs prior to the emergence of...

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High ambient temperature and water rationing impacts on antiretroviral adherence in Greater Gaborone, Botswana in 2016

July-December 2020 - Vol 7 Num. 2

Countries with the highest HIV prevalence, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa are also experiencing an increase in climate variability, rising temperatures and drought. This study investigates perceived challenges of high temperatures and water scarcity/rationing on monthly clinic attendance and ARV adherence...

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A map of the World: Cognitive injustice and the Other

July-December 2020 - Vol 8 Num. 2

This paper employs critical geography to advance a fresh philosophical orientation of cognitive injustice and Otherness. Operating under the assumption that modern cartography is entangled with power, knowledge and politics, this study examines how maps construct and sustain the identity of the social, cultural and...

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The children's book selection criteria: Evidence from preschool and primary school teachers

November 2020 - Vol 15 Num. 11

The aim of this study is to comparatively examine the views of the preschool and primary school teachers about the criteria that qualified children books should have. The research group is comprised of 297 teachers (130 preschool teachers and 167 primary school teachers—of the first graders). The views of the...

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The role of the principal is developing an instructional leadership team in school

November 2020 - Vol 15 Num. 11

The instructional leadership role is one of the most critical and necessary roles of a school leader to promote students' learning. However, it is a common notion that the principal solely is the instructional leader in a school. Thus, this paper aims to discover who else works as an instructional leader and how an...

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Role of microorganisms in biodegradation of food additive Azo dyes: A review

November 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 11

Food additives Azo dyes are synthetic compounds added to foods to impart color and improve their properties. Some azo dyes have been banned as food additives due to toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic side effects. Long exposure to foods containing azo dye leads to chronic toxicity. Some microorganisms are capable to...

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An investigation of meristem culture in Anchote [Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cong.] under the influence of plant growth regulators and media strength

November 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 11

Considering the potential benefit of meristem culture in the mass production of quality propagation materials, an experiment was conducted to investigate meristem culture in KUWE (G1) and 223098 (G2) genotypes of anchote. Concentration levels of 6-benzylamimopurine (BAP) with and without gibberellic acid (GA3) and...

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