ISABB Journal of
Health and Environmental Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AFRICAN BIOTECHNOLOGISTS AND BIOSCIENTISTS
  • Abbreviation: ISABB J. Health Environ. sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1937-3236
  • DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JHE
  • Start Year: 2011

ISABB-JHE Articles

October 2018

An analysis of wastewater irrigation practices and its impacts on the livelihood generation and food chain contamination in Faisalabad District, Pakistan

In the irrigated agricultural areas of Pakistan, the major sources of irrigation are canal water and groundwater. Due to the scarcity of canal water the dependency on groundwater is rapidly increasing in many areas of Pakistan. The groundwater is not only expensive, inadequate, and non-affordable for the small farmers but also of inferior quality. Much of the wastewater which is produced in urban and peri-urban areas is...

Author(s): Saira Akhtar, Shabbir Ahmad, Wu Huifang, Aroosa Shahbaz, Abdul Ghafoor, Shakeel Imran, and Asma Zafar

May 2018

Internalization of enteropathogenic human bacteria in lettuce and coriander plant tissue

The ability of plant rhizosphere and to some extent phyllosphere to support metabolism of some human enteric bacteria has been widely demonstrated. The nutrients provided by seedlings during germination support bacterial survival in tissue of growing plants. Plant rhizosphere has been described as being high in nutrients, and rhizosphere microbiomes are well adapted to this environment, enteric human pathogens when...

Author(s): Nduhiu G., Gicheru M. M., Gathura P. B., Karanja N. K., Githinji W. T. and Nordin A.

February 2018

Lightning generation correlation with widespread irrigation and means of protection

India’s lightning fatalities correlate with her spatial extent of water bodies. Evaporation from reservoirs and irrigated lands provides moisture for cloud formation. Hot and humid air flowing overland can rise over mountains where it expands under reduced pressure, cools down to promote condensation in contact with sea salt, dust particles, soot from forest fires, bacteria, etc. Agitation within the cloud leads...

Author(s): Miah M. Adel  

January 2018

Women’s empowerment on contraceptive use among married women in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is among the African countries with high maternal and child mortality rates, with a fast-growing population. To prevent the fast growing population; availability, the stability of contraceptive method and identifying factors that affects the practice of modern contraceptives should be given a priority. Thus, this study aims to identify the practice of contraceptives focusing on women’s empowerment and...

Author(s): Ashenafi Abate Woya, Abay Kassa Tekile and Aweke Abebaw  Mitiku  

July 2017

Mapping epilepsy risks through porcine farming in North West Cameroon

This study posits that socioeconomic factors determine the patterns of epilepsy. The transmission of cysticerci between pig and man is facilitated by traditional pig rearing, slaughtering, and the poor detection of Taenia solium in slaughter pigs. Neurocysticercosis, resulting from T. solium is often associated with focal epilepsy. To ascertain this relationship, a co-relational design was applied to compare epilepsy...

Author(s): Humphrey Ngala Ndi and Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi

May 2016

The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia

The problem of solid waste management (SWM) and its implications to health and environmental problems has become increasing. The issue of SWM in Bahir Dar city appeared to be one of the problems that need a great improvement. The principal results show that institutional, economic and social factors hinder SWM service in Ethiopia with particular focus on Bahir Dar city. Also, the results of the study reveal that most of...

Author(s): Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie

July 2015

Environmental and health hazards associated with exploration of barite from Bukkuyum (Zamfara State), Nigeria

Barite is barium sulfate with the chemical formula of BaSO4. Unlike barite witherite (BaCO3) it is not chemically inert, it can dissolve in water and, when dissolved, can cause an environmental hazard. Barite forms in many geologic environments with both metallic and nonmetallic minerals. Minerals associated with the ore are a main concern when mining and processing barite. In many barite deposits, silica is present,if...

Author(s): Abubakar G. Salisu, Yagana B. Abba and Zarah Mohammed

May 2015

Evaluation of the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions of drinking water from different sourcesin Utagba-Uno, Nigeria

The presence of heavy metals in drinking water is of public health significance because of their toxicity at even low concentrations. Water should also be free of microorganisms.The quality of drinking water from tap, rain,river and bottled water within Utagba-Uno, a rural community in Ndokwa, Delta State was evaluated by determining the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions. The nine water samples analyzed...

Author(s): Kolawole Sunday E. and Obueh Henrietta O.

March 2015

Environmental and health impact associated with the dissemination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Yaoundé

Cameroon signed in 2001 and ratified in 2005, the Stockholm convention which aimed at restricting and eliminating the production, utilization and discharge of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Since then, the implementation of this convention in countries is not effective despite the perceptive diffusion of this toxic chemical substance. Few studies on the diffusion of POPs and risks attached to it have been carried...

Author(s): NANFA Dieudonné,, Ndonwi E Ngwa, Donfack S Olivier, FOPA L. G. Bertrand and ATOGHO T. Barbara,

November 2011

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and resources available for its management in the Cape Coast Metropolis

Gradually, more Ghanaians are becoming diabetic as a result of eating more sugary and fatty foods and exercising less. This study explored the prevalence of Diabetes mellitus and resources available for managing it in the Cape Coast metropolis. University of Cape Coast Hospital (UCC), Central Regional Hospital (CRH), Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital (CCMH), Erwim Health Centre, Adisadel Health Centre, Tantri Clinic and...

Author(s): Sarah Darkwa

  • Article Number: 05310B444872

November 2011

Contingent valuation technique: A review of literature

  Managing environment and natural resources is one of the most important inputs for sustainable economic development. In statistics it said that “you cannot manage what you cannot count”. This can be rephrased for environment and natural resources by saying you cannot manage the environment and natural resources unless you value them. Some of the natural resources can be valued in terms of their...

Author(s): Adem Kedir Geleto

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