Research Papers/Topics in Community Development

Assessment of Prevalence and Knowledge of Human African Trypanosomiasis (Hat) In Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT World Health Organization (WHO) earmarked Human African Trypanosomiasis for elimination from Nigeria in 2015, making it one of the Country’s (Nigeria) priority diseases listed for surveillance through integrated disease surveillance and response. HAT is a major public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, where it affects mainly the rural poor and is usually fatal when untreated. The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of HAT and the level of knowledge exhibited by ...

Community Participation in the Administration of Secondary School in Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State

ABSTRACT This research work was on the community participation in the Administration of secondary school in Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent community of participation in secondary school administration in the zone and then x- ray the need for their active participation. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. In order to focus the study, five research questions and five null hypotheses were formulated and used to guide t...

The Level of Art Adherence Among Hiv and Aids Patients Attending Kilembe Mines Hospital Art-Clinic, Kasese District

ABSTRACT Background: Introduction and adopted use of ART has shown reduction in HIV related mortality and morbidity in people with HIV/AIDS. However high levels of ART adherence (>95%) is required to achieve effective suppression of viral load among patients. Objective: The study was aimed at determining the level of ART adherence and the associated factors among HIV/AIDS patients attending Kilembe mines hospital in Kasese District. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive stndy design was used...

Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights

ContentsDECLERATIONCERTIFICATION.iiDEDICATIONACKNOWLEDGEMENT ivLIST OF ABREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS vEXECUTIVE SUMMERY viiCHAPTER ONEBACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 11 .0. Introduction 11 .1. Background of the study 11 .2. Problem statement 41.3. Purpose of the study 51 .4 Objectives of thee study~ 51 .5. Research questions~ 51.6.0. Scope of the study~ 51 .6. 1 .Contentscope~ 51 .6.2. Geographical scope 61.6.3. Time scope 61 .7. Significance of the study~ 61 .8. Conceptual framework 71.9. Operational de...

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 ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     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 cholera cases and 100,000-120,000 death...

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 used...

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 contributions o...

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 of the...