Research Papers/Topics in Disaster Studies

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...

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...

Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Towards Malaria Control In Mosocho Division Of Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACTMalaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Itsburden is greater felt in sub-Saharan Africa, with 15% of all disability adjusted lifeyears (DALYs) lost to the disease. Malaria affects more than 70% of its population.The disease also remains a cause of much suffering due to social and economicproblems. The understanding of malaria transmission, recognition of signs andsymptoms, perception of cause, treatment seeking patterns and preventive measuresare ...

Determinants Of Micronutrients Deficiencies in Pregnant Adolescents In Accra

ABSTRACT Background: Adolescent pregnancies have been shown to have poorer outcomes compared to pregnancies in adult women. Nutritional status may play an important role in improving the health of pregnant adolescents. However, little is known about micronutrient status and the factors that influence the adequacy of the diets of the Ghanaian population particularly among pregnant adolescents. Aim: To identify the determinants of micronutrient deficiencies in pregnant adolescents. M...