Research Papers/Topics in Community Development

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Self Medication Among Second Year Undergraduate Medical Students of Kampala International University Western Campus

ABSTRACT Background: Self-medication particularly with analgesics and antibiotics has been widely reported leading the WHO to call attention to the dangers of self-medication as a cause of antibiotic resistance (Kamat VR and Nichter M., 1998; Abasaeed A et al, 2009; Sarahroodi S et al, 2010; Nalini GK, 2010; Calva J, 1996). In country like Uganda there is a wide range of drugs coupled with inadequate health service result in increased proportion of drug used as a selfmedication compared to pr...

HIV Preventive Measures Among Residents of Nyakabirizi Town, Bushenyi District in Western-Uganda.

ABSTRACT Background: HIV spreads immunodeficiency syndrome commonly known as AIDS making it 36.7 million people worldwide, 25.3 million people in Africa and 1.6 million people in Uganda living with HIV/AIDS. Objectives: the main objective of this study was to determine the different methods used by residents of Nyakabirizi town towards the prevention of HIV spread. Study design: This was an analytical cross-sectional study Subject: 196 people were sampled from Nyakabirizi town. The sampled pe...

Prevalence of Schistosomiasis Among Patients Attending Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese District

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION ................................................................................................................ iiAPPROVAL...................................................................................................................... iiiDEDICATION................................................................................................................... ivACKNOWLEDGEMENT...................................................................................

Assesment Of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Cholera Prevention and Control in Ilorin Metropolis Kwara State, Nigeria

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139[1]. The main symptoms are profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting. Transmission is primarily through consuming contaminated drinking water or food. The severity of the diarrhea and vomiting can lead to rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Every year there is an estimated 3-5 million choler...

Utilization Of Social Cash Transfer Allocation By Older Persons In Kirinyaga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study set out to assess the utilization of social cash transfer allocation by older persons in Kirinyaga County. Despite extensive research on the concept of social cash transfer programmes for various social groups, little is known about the utilization of the allocation by the beneficiaries in Kenya. Thus, the study aimed at assessing the utilization of social cash transfer allocation by older persons in Kirinyaga County, with a view to making recommendations which can be...

The Contribution Of Motorcycle Business To The Wellbeing Of Operators In Kisumu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Motorcycle ownership and use in developing countries has increased dramatically over the past few decades. In many countries, the motorcycle business serves as a source of livelihood to many people and riders look up to it as a source of income for survival of their households. The pursuit for economic and social survival has made many young people and middle aged men get into a variety of jobs such as motorcycle operations. Thus this study aimed at investigating the contributi...

Knowledge, Attitude And Practices of Pregnant Women Regarding Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV(PMTCT) in Urban And Rural LGA of Abia State

ABSTRACT Background: Transmission of HIV from pregnant mothers to their children is a key route of HIV transmission in Nigeria. Nigeria contributes up to 30% of the global PMTCT gap and coverage of PMTCT services has however remained low at less than 19% - falling short of both the universal access and National Strategic Plan targets. The current study intends to identify factors underlying the low uptake of PMTCT interventions in Abia state. Method: The study was conducted in ten out ...