Research Papers/Topics in Disaster Studies

Urinary Tract Infections Caused By Enteric Bacteria And Antibiotic Sensitivity Among Symptomatic Males Visiting Special Treatment Center, Nairobi City County, Kenya.

  ABSTRACTUrinary tract infections are not as common in men as they are in women. However,when present, they are considered to be indicative of serious urological abnormalitiesand thus considered to be complicated infection in men. They can either be typical oratypical. Typical irritative lower urinary tract infection can be presented by most menwith clinical symptoms such as frequency or urgency in micturition, nocturia, dysuria,and hematuria. The less common atypical urinary...

Chemical Elements In Rape (Brassica Napus L.) A Case Study Of Selected Small Scale Farms In Kabwe District,Central Province, Zambia

A case study was carried out to investigate the concentration levels of chemical elements in different varieties of rape (Brassica napus L.) which were grown in five farms in Chowampanga, Kabwe district in Zambia. The purpose of the study was to monitor the levels of chemicals in locally grown vegetables in order to assist in achieving public health objectives of food safety and nutrition. The main objectives was to investigate the composition and concentration levels of chemical elemen...

Social Factors Contributing To Recidivism Among Discharged Prisoners: A Case Study Of Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility In Kabwe District, Central Province Of Zambia.

Recidivism cuts across in most nations in the world with its negative consequences on individuals, social and economic spheres of life. Despite various intervention strategies, the rate of recidivism has been on the increase. The present study was designed to determine social factors contributing to recidivism among discharged prisoners at Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility. The study adopted a qualitative research method, using the descriptive survey research design. The sample...

Fire Incidence Preparedness By Mazabuka Municipal Council: A Case Study Of Urban Markets.

Fire incidents have been on the rise in the country with urban markets experiencing devastating property loss and business disturbances. However, the public has been putting the blame on the local authority as it the one mandated to prevent and respond to fire outbreaks. This report presents a study conducted in Mazabuka at the municipal council and urban markets from February to May 2018.The aim of the study was investigate fire incidence preparedness by Mazabuka municipal council in u...

Integration In Kenyan Smes On Their Business Operations Factors Influencing The Growing Of Gankata And Kafwamba As Alternative Maize Varieties To Climate Change Adaptation In Mazabuka Distr

Smallholder farmers in Mazabuka district of Southern province of Zambia have been experiencing worsened climate change related shocks especially dry spells or drought, increased incidences of crop pests and diseases in the recent years. Farmers have had to cope with such shocks through the adaptation of local crop varieties in order to remain food secure. The overall objective of the study was to understand farmer perceptions and provide evidence on the role of local maize, particularly...

Measuring The Effects Of Village Bank Programme On Household Income. A Case Study Of Vulamkoko Village In Katete District Zambia.

The study was conducted to analyze the effects of village bank programme on household income in Vulamkoko village in Katete district Zambia. A cross sectional study design was used and a purposive sampling technique was used to obtain the data. Data were obtained using the structured questionnaire, two focused group discussions in Kadula and Chimutende and some indepth interviews with key informants .The sample size was 100 households and 50  constituted the non-village banking me...

Perceived Causes Of Suicide In Kabwe Urban A Case Study Of Kabwe Urban

This study focused on perceived casual factors of suicide in Kabwe urban. The need for the study emanated from an apparent increase of actual and attempted suicides. The phenomena of suicide and suicidal behaviour are global public health concerns, in developed and developing countries alike, and certainly not unique to Zambia. Despite the global and national significance of suicide there is a dearth of information relating to causes and strategies to significantly reduce ...

Drought Early Recovery Strategies Influencing Sustainable Livelihood Options Among Households In Turkana Central Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTDrought has significant impacts in climate sensitive sectors in ASAL areas of Kenya.Despite the existence of drought early recovery strategies, Turkana central suffers fromextreme drought conditions with negative implications on livelihood security. This studysought to examine the drought early recovery strategies influencing Sustainable livelihoodoptions among households in Turkana Central Sub County. The study was guided by threespecific objectives including to: determine the early ...

Watershed Governance And Its Implications Onfood Security In The Lower Sio River Basinbusia County, Kenya

ABSTRACTEfforts to implement Integrated Water Resource Management are often hampered byinefficient political and institutional environments. As a result, Lower Sio River basin hasexperienced land use and land cover changes which have exerted negative ecologicalimpacts on local livelihoods. It is unclear how much watershed governance is integratedinto policy across the county levels to promote food security. Therefore, the study aimedat determining the status of watershed governance and its pl...

Effects Of Fisheries Co-Operative Societies On Household Food Security In Suba District, Kenya

ABSTRACTTherole of co-operative societie~ in addressing the economic and social challenges facedin the whole world cannot be over-emphasized. The co-operative movement is one of themost effective vehicles for addressing the challenges of poverty, unemployment,marketing, transportation, servicing, distribution etc. These are issues of livelihoods andfood security. The focus of this study was to examine the effect of fisheries co-operativesocieties (FCSs) on household food security in Suba Dist...

Influence Of Cash Coordination On Efficacy Of Cash Transfer Programmesin Turkana County, Kenya

ABSTRACTCoordination of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) is very important in achieving betterhumanitarian assistance in times of disasters and emergencies because it saves resources,avoids conflicts, evades duplications and gaps, minimises the difference between programsas well as thwarts inflation to local markets. The use of CTP to provide humanitarianassistance so that people access goods and services they need before, during and after crisishas been gaining momentum particularly since 2010...

Impact Of Agro-Forestry Practices On Resilience To Climate Variability Among Farmers In Vihiga Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTClimate variability which is a reality in Kenya is manifested by fluctuations in climaticparameters, low agricultural production, land fragmentation, soil degradation, and loss ofbiodiversity. Addressing climate variability requires the use of ecologically basedtraditional climate smart agriculture systems such as agro forestry. In the past decadehuman lives, crops and livestock worth millions of shillings have been destroyed byincreased intensity of extreme weather events in Kenya. T...

The Impact Of Hiv And Aids On Service Delivery In The Kenya Police

ABSTRACTHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) are not simply a health issue but a substantial threat to security and socioeconomicdevelopment, imposing a heavy burden on families, communities, economiesand governments. HIV and AIDS affect people mainly in their prime ages, between 15and 49 years. The majority of the Kenya Police are under 45 years and falls in the mostsexually active years. In Kenya, 75% of all Police deaths in 1999 were attributed t...

Contribution Of Public Participation To Environmental Conservation In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTEnvironmental degradation and loss of resources that requires conservation is a pressingdevelopmental issue. The scope of study Public participation is emphasized as a factor byPublic participation bill 2018 and remains a critical determinant in environmentalconservation in Kakamega County to safeguard the environment against furtherdegradation The overall objective of the study was to evaluate the contribution of publicparticipation in environmental conservation .The specific objecti...

An Evaluation Of Counselling Therapy Management For Enhancing Mental Health Among Undergraduate Students With Personality Disorders In Selected Kenyan Universities

AbstractWith the ever increasing number of disasters, personality disorders are inevitable. Personality disordersmanifest in at least ten different ways, and can usually be diagnosed and managed through psychotherapeuticinterventions. The prevalence of these disorders among undergraduate students and the degree to whichcounselling therapies offered in universities are able to address them is an information gap this study set outto fill. The main objective of the study was therefore to evaluat...


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