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Nutritional Status Of Free Living And Institutionalized Elderly And Associated Factors In Trans Nzoia County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Adequate nutrition, healthy ageing, and the ability to function independently are essential components of a good quality of life. Though it is recognized that nutritional challenges account for a significant proportion of elderly morbidity and mortality, less has been determined on nutritional status of the old age men and women living freely and in institutions. This study investigated the relationship between nutritional status of the elderly and related factors in free living and...

An Assessment Of Environmental Impacts Of Stone Quarryng Activities In Nyambera Location Kisii County

ABSTRACT Kenya is a growing economy and it is in the list of third world countries what is commonly referred to as developing countries. As a result of this its poor-rich gap keeps on growing as a result of the high stone quarrying and its impacts on the environment by able investors and as research indicates 4 out of every 5 Kenyans live in rural areas and this may clearly imply that most of the rural folk live in high poverty levels. To sought out this problem of high poverty levels researc...

An Assessment Of Factors Influencing The Choice And Adoption Of Biogas Technology Among The Peri-Urban Residents Of Kisii County

ABSTRACT Biogas technology in Kenya dates back to the 1957.Efforts to promote the technology in most potential areas had not been effective in the country until May 2007 when the plan for implementation of national biogas energy programme started with the formation of the Kenya Biogas Task Force. Despite the potential and demand the adoption level has been low and on a decreasing rate. The study sought to assess the level of people‘s awareness and attitude towards biogas technology, to expl...

Utilization Of The Visual Inspection Screening Method For Cancer Of The Cervix In Kitui Central Subcounty, Kenya

ABSTRACT Cancer of the cervix is a disease of public health importance with a high global morbidity and mortality. More than 266,000 women die every year, 87% of these women coming from low and middle-income countries, where programmes for screening and treatment are deficient or underutilized.The Ministry of Health through the Division of Reproductive Health launched the National Cancer of the cervix Prevention Program, action plan 2005-2009 with the main aim of reducing cancer of the cervi...

Impacts Of The Southern Bypass Road Construction Through Ngong Forest On The African Crowned Eagle, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT Forests have numerous economic, social and ecological values. In Kenya most of the forests form vital water catchments for rivers among other ecological services as well as providing a habitat for numerous species of animals. Ngong Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi County that has a wide variety of flora species and serves as a habitat to various animals including birds such as the African Crowned Eagle. This research project aimed at finding out the challenges facing the African...

Utilization Of Skilled Birth Attendants Among Women Of Reproductive Age In Central Division, Kajiado County, Kenya.

The proportion of births assisted by skilled birth attendants in Kenya is 44% while in Kajiado Central Sub County is 28%. Maternal mortality in Kenya is estimated to be 488 per 100,000 live births. This worrying trend of maternal mortality is thought to be a result of using unskilled attendants at birth. This study sought to determine the factors that influenced utilization of skilled birth attendants among women of reproductive age in Central division, Kajiado County. The objectives of ...

Uptake Of Cervical Cancer Screening Services Among Hiv Positive Women In Dagoretti, Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Although cervical cancer is said to be the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in low resource settings, screening services in health facilities remains very low. The risk of death from this disease is higher among HIV positive women as a result of persistent Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection with quicker progression to cancer. As a result, screening services have been in cooperated in routine care of all HIV positive women, but uptake remains very low. This could be due t...

Impact of Residential Development on Urban Wetlands: The Case of Watiti Wetland, Kangemi Estate, Nairobi County.

ABSTRACT The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment determined that environmental degradation is more prominent within wetland systems than any other ecosystem on Earth. Increase in population in urban areas has led to pressures within urban wetland ecosystems. Urbanization has also contributed to the degradation of the Watiti wetland ecosystem. Some of the impacts of such activities include; direct habitat loss (from development, land reclamation, roads, in-stream dredging), altered water regime...

A Comparative Analysis Of The Effects Of Household Economic Strenghthening On Well Being Of Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Household Economic Strengthening (HES) programs improve the economic capacity of households (HH) to provide for needy families (increased income, savings, and access to credit). Scanty information exists on outcomes achieved beyond counting of program services provided. Outcomes on child well-being; health, nutrition and protection remain poorly understood, and few programs have been analyzed to establish these outcomes. Analysis highlights knowledge gaps that inform stakeholders of...

Factors Influencing Clothing Selection And Buying Practices Among Primary School Teachers: A Case Of Mwimbi Division, Meru South District

ABSTRACT Clothing is a factor in every day human life and interactions with others. Clothing is a systematic means of transmitting information about the wearer. Teachers should dress in order to succeed as role models to their pupils. When teachers dress professionally they obtain the respect and credibility necessary from pupils, parents and the community in general. However teachers are not easily recognized in the rural areas by the way they dress. They have lost identity and respect they ...

Utilization Of Herbal Medicine Among Children Under 5 Years Of Age In Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The use of herbal medicine is on the rise globally, especially in developed countries. Indeed, over 80% of the populations in developing countries depend on herbal medicine. In Kenya herbal medicine is widely used, with 70% of the population having been reported to be dependent on it for primary health care. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that growing use of traditional medicine, both in developed and developing nations, has been mirrored by an increasing number of reports...

Types And Management Of Alcohol-Related Physical Injuries Among Persons With Alcohol Use Disorder In Kiambu County,Githunguri Sub-County

ABSTRACT Around 5.1% of the worldwide disease burden and injury, as well as 5.9% of all fatalities are linked to alcohol abuse. In Kenya, Kiambu County is one of the leading counties in alcohol abuse and alcohol-related physical injuries. The study established the types and management of alcohol-related physical injuries among 383 persons with alcohol use disorder in Githunguri Sub-county, Kiambu County. The crosssectional survey specifically occurred from March-November 2015 in Githiga and ...

Food Consumption Patterns And Nutritional Status Of Children (6-59 Months) In Camps Of Internally Displaced Persons In Wadajir District, Mogadishu-Somalia

ABSTRACT  The impact of the civil war, the waves of IDPs, emigration, poverty and the absence of a Central Government in Somalia have led to emergence IDPs camps with a large population. Malnutrition in Somalia is a huge public health problem, negatively affecting growth, development and survival of the population. The determinants of food consumption patterns and the prevalence of nutritional status are not well documented. The main objective of this study was to assess nutritional status o...

Determination Of Fibre Properties Of Agave Americana Leaves As A Textile Fibre From Mbaruk, Nakuru District

ABSTRACT Agave americana is an exotic plant, which is widely cultivated in the world for aesthetic purposes. It belongs to the family Agavaceae and in most varieties the leaf has a white or yellow marginal or central stripe from the base to apex. The Kenyan A. americana fibre has not yet been investigated as a textile fibre. The study aimed to investigate the potential of the fibre extracted from the Agave americana plant, and its quality for use as a textile fibre. This is essential since t...

Uptake Of Community-Led Total Sanitation Approach Towards Attainment Of Open-Defecation-Free Status In Siaya County, Kenya

ABSTRACT By 2015, an estimated 2.4 billion people lacked basic sanitation and 15% still practiced open defecation globally. In Kenya, approximately 5.6 million people still defecated in the open. Siaya County adopted Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in 2010 as an approach to address the problem of open defecation. This study aimed at assessing the uptake of the CLTS approach in Siaya County, Kenya. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 370 randomly selected households. Structured q...


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