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Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Strength-weakness-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis of Cross River monolith sites for strategic tourism management

July-December 2023

A monolith site is a unique heritage site with potential for heritage and cultural tourism due to its unique features. Ten monolith sites investigated were Alok, Emaghabe, Nlun, Ntolshi, Edankono, Agba, Nkirigom, Ntol, Njemitop, and Nebrokpa in Cross River State. A prospective appraisal of the sites is important for them to effectively contribute to tourism. The study analyzes the sites' SWOT analysis to determine...

Author(s): Joy Nneka Uchenye Ejikeme  

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Stakeholder perceptions of wetlands management effectiveness in Cameroon

October-December 2023

Wetland ecosystems and the fisheries that depend on them are vital to the survival of million individuals in poor nations. Although this habitat is contracting because of heavy pressure brought on by the expansion of the population and the increase of human activity in Cameroon. Yet it is crucial to evaluate the management practices used to ensure its durability. In this study, we look into wetland stakeholders'...

Author(s): Olive M. Yemele, Mbezele Junior Yannick Ngaba and Gordon N. Ajonina,

Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
Optimal support spacing for composite oil and gas pipelines

July-December, 2023

Problems of premature breakage or failure may be encountered with composite pipelines used in the transportation of oil and gas products due to the manner in which these lines are laid or installed, especially in cases where the lines traverse long distances with rapidly varying topograghy over which considerable twisting and bending of the pipelines may occur. To overcome such problems, an analytical model is developed...

Author(s): Olalekan Olaosebikan  

Educational Research and Reviews
Research on the influence of teachers' perceived transformational leadership on knowledge sharing behavior in colleges and universities in Anhui, China

November 2023

This study aims to explore the impact of perceived transformational leadership on knowledge sharing behavior among university teachers in Anhui Province, China. Using a questionnaire survey method, convenient sampling was conducted among college teachers in Anhui Province. With 326 teachers as the research subjects, SPSS software was used to analyze the relationship between teachers' perception of transformational...

Author(s): Li-bin Chen, and Yuan-Cheng Chang

Educational Research and Reviews
Leader's duties in an effective schools

November 2023

In this study, the aim is to reflect the perspectives of education stakeholders regarding the leader's duties in creating an effective school within the context of organizational culture. In this regard, existing studies in the literature on the interaction between corporate or school culture and leadership have been compiled. As a result, it was concluded that the team leader should adopt the concept of culture,...

Author(s): Emre Çaliskan

Educational Research and Reviews
Research on interpersonal interaction and school adaptation of the new second-generation vocational high school students in Taiwan: A moderated mediating model

November 2023

As the population of new residents in Taiwan continues to increase due to the increasingly severe trend of having fewer children, the life and school adaptation of the second generation of new residents in vocational high school (VHS) has received significant attention. This study explores the correlation between interpersonal interaction and school adaptation of Taiwan's new second-generation VHS students. Based on...

Author(s): Chiang Sumei

Educational Research and Reviews
Review of the mathematical thinking levels of gifted and non-gifted students

November 2023

This study aimed to determine the mathematical thinking levels of gifted and non-gifted students and to compare them according to some variables. In this study, screening model was used from quantitative research methods. The study group of the study consists of 194 gifted students and 168 non-gifted students studying in grades 5-8 in a province in the southern region of Turkey in the 2022 to 2023 academic...

Author(s): Zübeyde ER

Educational Research and Reviews
Focus group method for examaining the reading habits of high-level readers

November 2023

The state of reading to meet a person's needs develops over time, and this habit becomes a part of the person's life. In this study, a focus group interview was the preferred method of qualitative research. High-level readers who read more than 30 books a year were included in the study. Even though they read about 30 to 100 books a year, they still think they should improve in some respects. Their reading...

Author(s): Betül Keray Dinçel  

Educational Research and Reviews
Teacher placement and its impact on students’ performance: The perception of teachers at Junior High Schools of the Kassena/Nankana Municipality

November 2023

This study assessed the teacher placement and utilization and their impact on Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) performance in the Kassena/Nankana Municipality. The study has the following objectives: Factors influencing teacher placement in public basic schools and the impact of teacher placement on BECE performance. The study gathered data from 99 teachers from 10 Junior High Schools in the Municipality...

Author(s): Mary-Magdalene Wompakeah, Flora Chirani and Scholastica W Azuah  

International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Internationalization of Post-1991 political reform-induced ethnic conflicts, cross-border contraband trade and human trafficking in eastern Ethiopia

July-December 2023

The political changes in Ethiopia after 1991 created a context for the dynamics of ethnic conflicts, changes in local contraband trade to cross-border trade, and women trafficking, affecting social norms and leading to intersectional impacts on women and girls in eastern Ethiopia. Previous studies have primarily focused on dimensions of ethnic conflicts within a specific geographical location (territory) and their links...

Author(s): Filmon Hadaro Hando

Journal of Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis
Correlation between severe malaria and EBV endemicity in children under five years in Ghana

July-December 2023

In Africa, Plasmodium falciparum accounts for majority of malaria morbidity and mortality in children under five years. At this age, they also become co-infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). There is scanty of information whether this co-infection is the reason why malaria in children tends to be severe. The aim was to study the association between co-infection of EBV with P. falciparum infection and malaria severity...

Author(s): Swabira Bashiru, Mina Ofosu, Alexander Martin-Odoom, Solomon Wireko and Opoku Bempah

International Journal of Library and Information Science
Biobibliometric portrait of Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, pioneer of oral rehydration solution (ORS), the life-saving solution

July-December 2023

Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis is a medical cum clinician scientist and globally celebrated pediatrician for his epoch-making discovery of ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) in diarrhea and allied research. He is recognized as the “Father of ORS or Pioneer of ORS.” This biobibliometric study is based on his 233 publications contributed during 1970 to 2022, nearly during 53 years, including service and retirement period...

Author(s): Susanta Koley

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Innovation and implementation of "introducing enterprises to education" to cultivate precision machining technology talents

July-December 2023

Introducing enterprises to education is an effective way to deepen the integration of industry and education. This article explores the implementation of "enterprise-integrated education" in the cultivation of precision machining technology talents. This includes establishing a collaborative teaching team, incorporating enterprise engineers into professional basic and practical training courses, offering...

Author(s): Wu Zhiwei, Wang Xiaoyong, Xu Nianfu and Zhao Deling

International NGO Journal
The elephant in the room: Understanding recruitment pitfalls in NGOs

July-December 2023

This commentary can be considered as an appeal to the leaders of humanitarian aid and developmental organizations (commonly referred to as Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs) to critically reflect on the existing recruitment process and take corrective measures to address a number of grave concerns. The paper argues that the recruitment process is now often power-centric, which not only provides limited space for...

Author(s): Dipankar Datta

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity
Current profile of post-vaccination humoral signature of SARS-CoV-2 in Abidjan healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 after the COVAX initiative in Côte d’Ivoire

July-December 2023

COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has been the subject of unprecedented research, leading to a pandemic that urgently required effective vaccines to stop its spread. Despite the effectiveness of these vaccines, SARS-CoV-2 transmission continued, prompting questions about the immune response to SARS-CoV-2. Two years after the COVAX initiative in Cote D'ivoire, a study was conducted to assess the humoral response...

Author(s): Adjoumanvoulé Honoré Adou, Amah Patricia Kouacou, Oppong Richard Yeboah, Sery Romuald Dassé, Koubla Liliane Siransy, Aya Ursule Assi, Yida Jocelyne Seri, Roselle Charline Memel, Salimata Moussa, Doris Oura, Adjo Melissa Koffi, Maïmouna Sidibé Bathily, Hebert Koya, Kouabla Liliane Siransy and Sery Romuald Dassé  

African Journal of Plant Science
Prospecting, survey and plant material collection for Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) genebank establishment in Côte d'Ivoire

October 2023

Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) is a plant whose leaves and calyxes are integral to the local diet. The leaves are commonly used in sauce preparations, while the calyxes are utilized in making the local drink known as "bissap," which is highly appreciated by the local population. Despite its socio-economic significance, the production of this species remains relatively low in Côte d'Ivoire. This...

Author(s): Gnigouan Kadio Guy Roland Anzara, Chia Michelle Valérie Angui, Saraka Didier Martial Yao, Nafan Diarrassouba, Doffou Selastique Akaffou, Raoul Sylvère Sie and Bi Irié Arsène Zoro

African Journal of Plant Science
Effects of four plants and solarization on bacterial wilt of tomato caused by Ralstonia solanacearum E. F. Smith in Burkina Faso

October 2023

Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is a major constraint in tomato production. Experiments were carried out using four sanitised plants and solarization in a semi- controlled environment and in the field to reduce the infectious potential of the soil in R. solanacearum. The experimental design used is a randomized Fisher block with eight (8) treatments composed of Ocimum basilicom, Ocimum gratissimum,...

Author(s): Oumarou Traoré, Yacouba Sawadogo, Fousseni Boro and Issa Wonni

Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research
Epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis among children attending to Koranic schools in Senegal (Thiés)

July-December 2023

Scalp ringworms or tinea capitis are the most common superficial fungal infections of the scalp and hair in the world with high prevalence in pediatric population. This study was to assess the prevalence of tinea capitis and its risk factors among residents of Koranic schools located in the Thiès region of Senegal. A cross-sectional survey was performed from February 2019 to March 2020. Socio-demographic,...

Author(s): Khadime Sylla, Souleye Lelo, Ibrahima Diop, Cheikh Binetou Fall, Issac Akhenaton Manga, Magatte Ndiaye, Doudou Sow, Roger Clement Tine and Babacar Faye

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Association of Bacillus subtilis 34 and soil conditioner for promoting growth in okra plants

October 2023

Spatial and temporal distribution of water resources is uneven in arid and semiarid regions, consequently affecting the growth and production of vegetables, mainly when combined with high temperatures. Therefore, improving water use efficiency is an urgent issue for growing crops in regions with such characteristics. The use of cellulose-based water retainer polymers combined with growth-promoting rhizobacteria can...

Author(s): Maria Josiane Martins, Regina Cassia Ferreira Ribeiro, Renato Martins Alves, Carlos Augusto Rodrigues Matrangolo, Lorena Gracielly de Almeida Souza, Adelica Aparecida Xavier, Silvanio Rodrigues dos Santos, Isabelle Carolyne Cardoso Batista, Isabela Oliveira Santos, Dayane Isabelle Chaves Neves, Edson Hiydu Mizobutsi and Helena Souza Nascimento Santos  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
An evaluation of the performance of imputation methods for missing meteorological data in Burkina Faso and Senegal

October 2023

Addressing data incompleteness issues is crucial for reliable climate studies, especially in regions like Africa that commonly experience data gaps. This study aims to evaluate the performance of five imputation methods (knn, ppca, mice, imputeTS, and missForest) on meteorological data from stations in Burkina Faso and Senegal. The imputed data is compared with ERA5 reanalysis data to validate its accuracy. Temperature,...

Author(s): Semou Diouf, Abdoulaye Deme, El Hadji Deme, Papa Fall and Ibrahima Diouf

International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Agro-physiological response of millet (Pennisetum glaucum (l.) r. br.) to water deficit when augmented with organic fertilization

July-December 2023

The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of water deficit on millet growth and yield parameters under fertilization conditions using laying hen droppings. To achieve this, a split-plot experiment with three replications was carried out, studying two main factors: Water regime (H0: normal watering, H1: 10-day suspension of watering at the vegetative stage, H2: 10-day suspension of watering at 50% flowering...

Author(s): Aboubacar Sory, Rasmata Nana, Abdoulazize Banhoro and Wendpang-Yidé Idrissa Caleb Ouedraogo

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Supporting new academic staff Quality Improvement (QI) project in the School of Nursing and Health Care Leadership

October-December 2023

Recruiting and retaining appropriately qualified academic staff is vital for the delivery of high-quality teaching in any academic setting, including health care and nursing. Evidence suggests that transition from an expert clinician to becoming a novice academic in the field of adult nursing could be challenging. A Quality Improvement project was undertaken to develop a structured induction and orientation programme in...

Author(s): Khan N. and Cooper E.  

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Influence of duration and temperature of infusion on the heavy metal contents of some groups of tea in Nigeria

October-December, 2023

Consumption of tea has been recommended not only for its taste and aroma but also for its medicinal importance, and these factors may contribute to public health concerns. The physicochemical characteristics of tea groups (green, black, and medicinal tea) were investigated using standard procedures. 2 g of each tea group and type were infused for 10 min at 60 and 80°C, and the extract was digested with a 2:1 mixture...

Author(s): Tomori, Wasiu Bolaji, Oyewumi, Tolulope Oyelekan, and Omale Peter Enefola  

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Polyphenol content, antioxidant and antiproliferative effects of a plant mixture composed of four medicinal plants with hepatoprotective potential

October 2023

Reactive oxygen species (ROS), known as normal by-products of various cellular processes, are involved in several human diseases, including cancer and liver diseases. The present study aimed to (i) determine the polyphenol contents, (ii) assess the antioxidant, and (iii) antiproliferative effects of a mixture composed of Balanites aegyptiaca, Calotropis procera, Cochlospermum tinctorium, and Acanthospermum hispidum....

Author(s): Boly Rainatou, Kindo Abdourahim, Traore Tata Kadiatou, Belem-Kabre Wendkouni Leila M. Esther, Barro Lassina, Compaore Souleymane, Compaore Moussa, Carraz Maelle and Ouedraogo Noufou  

International Journal of Livestock Production
Characterization of goat production systems in two agro-ecological zones of Burkina Faso, West Africa

October-December 2023

Improving the management of goat in rural areas and enhancing its ability to alleviate smallholder poverty requires a better understanding of the existing production systems. This study has been undertaken to characterize the diversity of goat farming systems and identify major constraints and opportunities for their sustainability in two agro-ecological zones of Burkina Faso, namely Sudano-Sahelian and Sudanian, as...

Author(s): Badjibassa Akounda, Dominique Ouédraogo, Pamela Anna Burger, Benjamin D. Rosen, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Johann Sölkner and Albert Soudré  

International Journal of Livestock Production
Phenotypic and production characteristics of locally adapted pig ecotypes in South-Western Agro-ecological Zone, Uganda

October-December 2023

The study to document phenotypic characteristics of locally adapted pigs was carried out in South-Western Agro-ecological Zone (SWAEZ) Uganda. 784 households were included; keeping a total of 3032 pigs including piglets. Only one adult pig in each household was used for recording of phenotypic characteristics. These included 252 males and 1032 females totalling 1284 pigs. Piglets (0-3 months old) constituted a slightly...

Author(s): Jackline Kampire, Gertrude N. Kiwanuka and Grace Kagoro-Rugunda  

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Scatter radiation dose assessment in selected areas at a radiology department in a teaching hospital in South Western, Nigeria.

October 2023

This study assessed the scattered radiation exposure level in a few selected locations, in the Radiology Department of the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. The radiation leakages from the x-ray device and interaction of the patient’s body with the beam of radiation formed the radiation exposure level which has tendency to produce stochastic and deterministic effect on patients...

Author(s): Akande I. O., Vincent U. E., Olowookere C. J., Akomolafe I. R. and Martins G.  

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Pharmacological cerebrovascular accidents management in intensive care unit at Cocody University Hospital

October 2023

Stroke is an increasingly prevalent and serious condition in Côte d'Ivoire. Typically, this condition is managed in a continuous care unit and necessitates polypharmacy. The objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacotherapeutic approach and assess the availability of pharmaceutical drugs used in stroke management. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study by reviewing patient...

Author(s): Te Bonle Leynouin Franck-Olivier, Kouakou Sylvain Landry, Brou N&#;guessan Aimé, Kouakoussui Larissa Morel Akissi, Adoune Emmanuel Démétrius, Effo Kouakou Etienne, Irie-N’guessan Geneviève, and Kouakou-Siransy Gisèle  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Effects of rangeland based integrated soil and water conservation practices on herbaceous species regeneration, diversity, biomass and growth of planted tree species in Haro-Bake Sub-Watershed, Yaballo District, and Southern Ethiopia

October-December 2023

Rangeland degradation is a significant threat to people in dryland areas, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa like Ethiopia. Rehabilitation of degraded land is challenging due to moisture limitations and drought. This study evaluated rangeland-based integrated watershed management. Three soil and moisture conservation structures were applied, and multi-purpose tree/shrub species like Faidherbia albida, Melia azedarach,...

Author(s): Siraj Kelil, Sisay Taye, Tadesse Negash and Jaldessa Doyo

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
People perceptions about usage of polythene and its impact on environment at Ruwanwella DS division in Sri Lanka

July-December 2023

The study was conducted in Ruwanwella during November to January 2022. Polythene poses serious impacts on the environment. The aim of this survey was to assess people's perceptions about the usage of polythene and its impact on the environment. Data was collected from 30 housewives and 30 A/L students using two semi-structured questionnaires and interviews with a doctor. The main reason for using polythene bags...

Author(s): R. A. Thakshila Maduwanthi Senanayaka  

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Power-sharing and electoral conflict management in Zanzibar: Focusing on electoral institutions

October-December 2023

Zanzibar adopted a power-sharing in 2010 to solve the tumultuous electoral conflict that resulted in bloodshed and social upheaval. In a unique case, the adoption involves a referendum vote and a subsequent constitutional change. The aim was to make the arrangement reliable and stable for peace and democracy on the Island. The expectation, though, fades into obscurity. The public witnessed election violence in 2020, a...

Author(s): Moh&#;d Juma Haji and Ambrose Theobald Kessy

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
International policy coups d'état in Francophone African countries causes, consequences and international responses

October-December 2023

This article examines recent coups d'état in Francophone African countries, including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and explores their causes, implications and international responses. To fully understand these events, the article begins by contextualizing the independence of these nations and their complex relationships with France. In the 1950s, France granted independence to its African colonies but...

Author(s): Gregoire Anani

African Journal of Business Management
Innovation types and SMEs financial performance relationship: Evidence from Eritrea

October 2023

The objective of this current study is to investigate the relationship between different types of innovation and the financial performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a developing country, specifically in Eritrea. To achieve this, a questionnaire was distributed to managers/owners of selected firms, and Smart-PLS structural equation modeling was employed to test the hypotheses. The results reveal...

Author(s): Dawit Teclemariam Bahta, Yemane Gebreluel, Hafiz Suleman, Yemane Ateshim and Mikal Dawit

African Journal of Business Management
Telework due to covid-19 in organizations in Cameroon: A managerial change or a delusion

October 2023

This study focuses on teleworking, the adoption of which involves a managerial adjustment based on digital technology. Its objective is to assess the practice of telework in Cameroonian organisations, particularly the managerial change operated by the management team. To achieve this objective, we adopted the case study method. Thus, from the semi-directive interviews conducted with seven managers of Cameroonian...

Author(s): Bello

Journal of African Studies and Development
Small-scale mining and child labour in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo

October-December

Child labour is a critical issue in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The case of Kolwezi in Lualaba is of interest because the area is known as the capital of cobalt, a strategic mineral for the transition to a low-carbon economy. Since 2017, global demand for cobalt has been soaring and this raises the question of working conditions in the ASM. This paper attempts to provide a...

Author(s): Godelive Kusimwa Batano, Martin Doevenspeck and Nene Morisho Mwana Biningo  

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Universal stress protein (usp) gene role: A conceptual hotspot for general resistance and microbial survival

July-December

The increasing trend of antimicrobial resistance is quite alarming and requires urgent response to circumvent the menace. Microorganisms are known to be resistant to adverse reactions using different survival strategies. Indiscriminate usage of antibiotics has driven the rapid spread of antibiotic resistance within pathogenic and opportunistic microorganisms. The majority of microbes have established defence mechanisms...

Author(s): Onyia C. E., Ezeonu I. M. and Eze E. A.  

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Land suitability evaluation for rainfed maize production using geospatial technologies in Nzara and Yambio counties, South Sudan

October-December, 2023

Classifying land based on its suitability for agriculture is crucial for agricultural development and future planning for food production. In this context, a land suitability assessment for rainfed maize varieties was conducted in Sakure and Nginda Payams of Nzara and Yambio counties, covering an area of 47,500 ha. The purpose of this assessment was to create a semi-detailed land suitability map (scale 1:100,000) using...

Author(s): Isaac Aziz Justin Bazugba, Boniface Hussein Massawe, Mawazo Jamson Shitindi and Pio Kur Deng

Scientific Research and Essays
Identification of the spatial patterns of air pollution and its sources in Ogui New Layout, South-East of Nigeria, using remote sensing and GIS technology

October-December, 2023

Air pollution is one of the main risk factors for human health. It is the deadliest form of environmental pollution, which the World Health Organization has recognized as a significant indicator of the status of the environment. Therefore, there is a need for monitoring of air pollution to reduce health hazards associated with it. In this study, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System were used to examine the...

Author(s): Obiageli Josephine Ugonabo, Ernest Benjamin Ikechukwu Ugwu, and Eucharia Chidinma Okoro

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Hydrogeological assessment of groundwater resources within Isuikwuato and environ South Eastern Nigeria: Agenda for food agriculture and clean water policies

October-December, 2023

Groundwater resources of the Isuikwuato area, south eastern Nigeria, have been evaluated using integrated geophysical and hydrogeochemical techniques, to determine the quality and usability of the groundwater for domestic and agricultural purposes. Twenty Vertical Electrical Soundings (VES) physicochemical analyses were done. Depth to aquiferous unit varies from 38 to 148 m. The hydrogeochemical characterization shows...

Author(s): Joshua Chima CHIZOBA, Ayatu Ojonugwa USMAN, Chukwudi Chris EZEH, Ifeanyi Augustine CHINWUKO, George-Best AZUOKO, Obinna Chigoziem AKAKURU and Kenneth Obinna IHEME  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Groundnut market participation in Zimbabwe: A case of Makoni District

October-December 2023

Groundnut production and marketing contribute substantially to food and nutrition, livestock feed, soil fertility amendment, and income diversification for the majority of poor smallholder farmers in rural Zimbabwe. However, one of the challenging issues affecting the benefits from groundnut farming continues to be the low market involvement of smallholder farmers. Research on the factors preventing smallholder farmers...

Author(s): Newettie Jambo, Juliet Vimbiso Matsekete, Timothy Manyise, Freddy Ruzhani and Faustino Madzokere  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Epidemiological, entomological and evolutionary aspects of confirmed yellow fever cases from 2021 to 2022 in CAR

October-December 2023

Ten countries in the African region, including the Central African Republic (CAR), were in epidemics. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, entomological and evolutionary aspects of the yellow fever epidemic in CAR. This is a retrospective study for descriptive purposes. The survey population consists of confirmed yellow fever cases from 2021 to 2022 in CAR. The data came from the basics of...

Author(s): E. Kalthan, T. D. Koyazengbe, C. M. Pamatika, C. Ngoagouni, A. O. Kpahina, J. D. Boyo, G. Grewa, Z. Vogbia Dalingat, F. E. Moussa Yagata and D. B. Rawago  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Frequency of different types of intimate partner violence in selected health units of the National Health Service of Mozambique: A retrospective study

October-December 2023

Intimate partner violence (IPV) includes a wide range of abusive behaviours perpetrated by someone involved or who was involved in an intimate relationship with the victim, and is a serious and preventable public health problem globally. This article reports on the frequency of different types of IPV in selected health units of the Mozambican National Health Service. The study was based on a cross-sectional and...

Author(s): Joaquim Matavel, Gércio Bila, Khátia Munguambe, James G. Linn and Osvaldo Loquiha  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Unintended pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections amongst adolescents and young adults in Douala IV municipality, Cameroon: Prevalence, knowledge, and associated factors

October-December 2023

Adolescent pregnancy remains a significant public health challenge especially in sub-Saharan Africa, with a resultant significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and knowledge of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) amongst adolescents and young adults in the Douala IV municipality. A school-based cross-sectional study was carried out in the...

Author(s): Mohnchimbare Christina Mbongueh, Tendongfor Nicholas, Asu Carine Ndum, Etame Loe Gisèle, Assob Nguedia and Jules Clement  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Association between adiposity indices and hypertension in an urban population of adults in the north west region of Cameroon

October-December 2023

The rising prevalence of obesity globally is becoming worrisome as excess weight is associated with hypertension and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes. This study therefore set out to determine the prevalence of hypertension in relation to some measures of adiposity (BMI, WC and WHtR) and to examine the association between blood pressure (BP) and the adiposity indices amongst adults in the North West Region of...

Author(s): Loveline Lum Niba, Njiawah Austin Chi and Lifoter Kenneth Navti,

Journal of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research
Deciphering the role of missense mutations in Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

July-December 2023

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EBS) is a genodermatosis characterized by the production of superficial bullous lesions on the skin as a result of minor mechanical or frictional injury. It is caused by mutation in either the Keratin 5(KRT5) or Keratin 14(KRT14) gene. This paper used various computational approaches to understand the effect of select missense mutations in KRT5. The crystal structure of the 2B domain of...

Author(s): Akanksha Sharma and Ranvir Singh

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Epidemiology of African Tick-Bite Fever (Rickettsia africae) in Uganda

October-December 2023

African tick-bite fever is a rickettsial illness that has recently emerged as a significant disease among international travelers. This tick-borne zoonosis is transmitted by Amblyomma ticks, which is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the eastern Caribbean. Uganda is a major tourism destination with plenty of natural environments visited by tourists. In addition to tourists, the Ugandan population could also be...

Author(s): Jesca Nakayima and Celsus Sente  

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
In-vitro efficacy of solanum incanum on Rhipicephalus appendiculatus

October-December 2023

Herbal remedies have a long history of use for tick control. Solanum incanum ripe fruits are locally used to manage ticks. In this study, the effect of S. incanum fruit extracts on egg hatchability, inhibition of oviposition and larval mortality of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks was investigated. The reproductive efficiency of eggs laid by the ticks was determined. The highest number of eggs laid was recorded in the...

Author(s): Mugumya Obed  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Determination of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol contents in Cannabis sativa L. samples in Togo using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

October, 2023

Cannabis sativa L. is a widely used recreational drug in Togo, especially among young people. However, little is known about its chemical composition in Sub-Saharan Africa, and specifically in Togo. This study aimed to determine the levels of phytocannabinoids, specifically Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), in cannabis samples collected from various towns in Togo using gas chromatography coupled...

Author(s): Kodjo Eloh, Komi Alfa, Oudjaniyobi Simalou, Sabrina Chris Janiba SANVEE , Marie-France Bakaï, Hèzouwè Kagnou and Pierluigi Caboni  

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
In vitro anthelmintic activity against Haemonchus contortus of methanolic extracts of selected medicinal plants from Meru County, Kenya

October-December 2023

Helminthiasis causes losses in livestock production, and anthelminthics are used to treat helmintic infections. Resistance has necessitated the need for development of more effective alternatives. Plants offer a promising alternative and, in Meru County, traditional plant-based treatments for helminthiasis have been used, although there is a lack of scientific proof of their efficacy. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s): Kelvin Mawira Joseph J.N Ngeranwa, John Mwonjoria and Joseph Nginyi  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of soil fertility status in the Kyoga Basin of Uganda: A physio-chemical study in Buyende and Serere districts

October, 2023

Nutrients present in the soil are important elements required for the healthy growth of plants. This study, therefore, sought to examine the physio-chemical properties of soils in Buyende and Serere districts, in the Kyoga basin, Uganda. Using soil auger, soil samples were purposively picked from Serere (23) and Buyende (17) districts at depth of (0-25 cm).  Routine soil analysis was done for the macro soil...

Author(s): Ronald Inguula Odongo, Mulungi Trust Nakanwagi, Isaac Mugume, Mary Nsabagwa, Alex Nimusiima, Bob Alex Ogwang, Annet Margaret, Sylvia Nahayo, Faridah S Nalwanga, Julianne Sansa-Otim, Irene Musiime, Robert Kakuru, Anthony Mwije and Peter Wasswa

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