Research Papers/Topics in Population Studies

Appraisal of Manpower Resources of Schools Managed by The Universal Basic Education Board in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria

Abstract The quality of manpower resources of any organization determines to a large extent its level of efficiency. Twenty-three years after the failure of the Universal Primary Education (UPE), a new scheme - the Universal Basic Education (UBE) was launched. The main objective of this scheme is to provide free and compulsory basic education to all Nigerian citizens in terms of pre-primary, primary, junior secondary, nomadic, and adult literacy education. Five years (2004 to 2009) after thi...

An Assessment of the Role of Men in Maternal Health Care in Gwagwalada Area Council, Fct -Abuja.

ABSTRACT This study has assessed the role of men in maternal health care in Gwagwalada Area Counci� FCT; Abuja/ Nigeria. The study covered 30 villages and a total of 600 copies of the questionnaires were administered, but 571 copies were duly completed and returned. Relevant descriptive and inferential statistics such as Spearman 5 rank correlation were used to test the hypotheses. The result obtained revealed that education greatly influences men 5 involvement in maternal health care serv...

An Assessment of the Dynamics of Poverty Among Rural Active Population in Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State

ABSTRACT The study investigated the dynamics of poverty among rural active population in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State The ob1ect1ves of the study were to determine the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the respondents; the incidence and spatial distribution of poverty and the causes of poverty in the study area. The study also intended to assess the pattern of poverty trajectory of the rural active population in the study area and the coping strategies/mechanisms e...

Household Vulnerability and Adaptation Options in Resource-Poor Communities in Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT The current impact of climate variability highlights the need for an increased understanding of the relationship between climate-sensitive disasters such as floods, vulnerability, and adaptation/coping strategies of households. With few exceptions, given the variations in sociodemographic and economic characteristics, floods tend to have a disproportionate impact on resource-poor urban communities, particularly in developing countries. This study aimed to; (1) identify indicators of ...

The Economic And Social Effects of Rural-Urban Migration in Local Government ( A Case Study Of Ikole Local Government Area Of Ekiti State)

TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER ONE: 1.0 General Introduction or background of the study 1.1    Introduction1.2    Statement of the problem1.3    Purpose/objectives of the study1.4    significance of the study1.5    Research hypothesis1.6    Scope and limitations of the study1.7    Organization of the study/plan of the study synopsis of each chapter. 1.8    Definition of terms&...

The Role Of Maternal, Psychosocial And Social-Cultural Factors In Hiv-Exposed Infants’ Service Uptake; Nakuru County Refferal Hospital, Kenya

ABSTRACT In 2015, approximately 1.8 in million children under 15 years of age were living with HIV with an estimated 150,000 newly infected mainly through Mother-to-Child Transmission while 110,000 died of HIV/AIDS related causes. In East and Southern Africa region, approximately one million children were living with HIV with 56,000 newly infected and 47,000 due to AIDS-related illnesses in the same year. Although Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and immunization services for HIV-Expose...

Burden Of Diabetes Mellitus Among Patients In Thika Level Five Hospital, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The burden of diabetes is reflected not only in the increasing numbers of people with diabetes, but also in the growing numbers of premature deaths due to diabetes. One measure of burden of disease is disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), which combines estimates of years of life lost due to premature death (YLL) and years lived with disability (YLD) to count the total years of healthy life lost from disease and injury. In Kenya, NonCommunicable Diseases (NCDs) accounts for mo...

Assessment Of Utilization Of Postpartum Care Services Among Women In Webuye West, Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTPostpartum care is an important link in the continuum of care for maternal health. The postpartum period is critical because most maternal deaths occur during this time, yet this is the most neglected period for quality care provision. Postpartum Care (PPC) services are essential in the first six weeks extending to six months. When not offered they lead to complications, poor outcomes like morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess utilization and factors influencing...

The Drivers Of Fertility Decline Among Women In Murang’a County, Kenya

ABSTRACTDeclines in world’s fertility over the last three decades have been termed by scholars and demographers as the most notable demographic change. Fertility stall has been in Kenya coming after decades of very high levels of fertility. Inconsistent with the national demographics, Murang’a County recorded an abnormal age sex pyramid during the 2009 national census. This thesis focuses on the proximate determinants of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Murang’a County. This thesis present...

Determinants Of Psychosocial Well-Being Of Children (10-17 Years) Affected By Hiv And Aids In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTChildren affected by HIV and AIDS (CAHA) are faced with psychological, social andeconomic challenges among others. HIV and AIDS has compounded the situationposing more suffering to children whose parents have died of the same. Childrenaffected by HIV and AIDS have been supported in various ways by their extendedfamilies and many other organizations. While there are a number of programmes thataddress the material needs of CAHA, there is less emphasis in assisting these childrenco...

School Feeding Programme And Educational Outcome In Tema Municipality

ABSTRACT The Ghana School Feeding Programme is a social intervention to provide deprived pupils in public basic schools one hot nutritious meal a day. The study seeks to find the extent the programme has impacted on academic achievement of pupils. The study was carried out in six basic schools that are participating in the GSFP in the Tema Metropolis. The study combined both secondary and primary data for the investigation. Both primary and secondary data were used for the analysis. Gh...

Maternal Characteristics And Malaria Prevalence Among Children In Ghana

ABSTRACT Malaria threatens the lives of billions of people globally and leads to over one million deaths annually (WHO 2010). More than 90 per cent of the clinical cases and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa are caused by malaria (WHO 2011). Malaria kills an estimated one million children under five years of age per year or one child in every 30 seconds. Malaria is hyper-endemic in Ghana, accounting for 44% of outpatient attendance, 13% of all hospital deaths, and 22% of mortality among chil...

Consensus And Conflict Resolution In Postcolonial Zimbabwe: Philosophical Reflections On An Indigenous Method Of Conflict Resolution

AbstractThe role that the indigenous systems of governance in Africa play towards solvingsome of the social, political and economic problems cannot be overlooked. Contrary tothe popular opinion suggesting that African indigenous approaches to conflict resolutionare archaic and outmoded, this essay emphasizes the need to rethink the relevanceof consensus as a sine qua non basis for conflict resolution in Zimbabwe. Here, consensusis described as a long-established form of compromise that contri...

Predictors Of Tuberculosis Recurrence In Adult Patients Treated In Siaya And Kisumu County Hospitals

ABSTRACTTuberculosis still remains one of the world’s deadliest curable disease. Emergence of HIV, multi-drug resistance (MDR), high prevalence of post-treatment tuberculosis are some of the major setbacks which now poses a major challenge to attainment of tuberculosis control programme targets of 70% detection of infectious tuberculosis and 80% cure rate of detected cases. Despite the availability of effective anti-tuberculosis and ant-retroviral (ART) drugs, high incidence rate of approxi...

The Changing Patterns Of Ghanaian Towns, 1960-2000

ABSTRACT The main objective of this study is to examine the growth patterns of Ghanaian towns in terms of population size and to investigate the plausible reasons for an increase or decrease in the number of people living in the towns at a particular point in time. For a meaningful study, selection is made of all towns in the country with population of 10,000 or more by the 2000 Population and Housing Census Reports of Ghana. The study found out that, internal migration in Ghana flows i...


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