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Enforcement and Compliance on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Industries in Thika municipality, Kiambu County.

ABSRTACT Occupational Safety and Health (OHS) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goal of occupational health and safety programmes is to foster a safe and healthy work environment. As secondary effects, OSH may also protect coworkers, family members, employers, customers, suppliers, nearby communities, and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment as well as reduce m...

Assessment Of Hiv/Aids Workplace Policy Adoption In Factories In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT HIV/AIDs pandemic poses a significant obstacle to the attainment of decent work and sustainable development. Its effects are concentrated among the most productive age groups imposing huge costs on enterprises through falling productivity, increased labour costs and the loss of skills and experience. Despite ILO recognizing adoption of HIV/AIDs workplace policy as the initial practical step towards addressing HIV/AIDs pandemic and its effect at the work place, many companies are yet ...

The Green Building Option; Environmentally Sustainable Building In Residential Building Designs, A Case Study Of Makongeni Area, Thika Town, Kiambu County.

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Influence Of Textile Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge On Senior High School Graduates Participation In Modernisation Of Indigenous Ghanaian Textile Industry

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of textile teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge on senior high school graduates’ participation in the modernisation of the indigenous textile industry. Textile training institutions in Ghana are designed to train the skills needed for the modernisation of the large-scale and indigenous textile industries. There have been numerous criticisms that the pedagogical content knowledge of textile teachers/lecturers do not eq...

Deterl\1inants Of Under-Five Mortality In I(Isulviu North District, Kisulviu County, '" I(Enya

· ABSTRACT '. I I Addressing child mortality and under-five mortality (USM) has continuously been a global challenge. The world summit for children in 1990 called for a worldwide reduction in child mortality to reduce USM to below 70 deaths per thousand live births or one third reduction. Nations and organizations have continued to invest much resources and effort to promote child health. In Sub-Saharan Africa investments in health systems and interventions necessary to achieve these marks ...

Feeding Practices And Nutrition Status Among Children Aged 6-23 Months Following Discharge From Supplementary Feeding Program In Isiolo County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Child under-nutrition is linked to delayed growth milestones and increased severity of  otherwise common illnesses. There has been minimal significant change over the years on decline of malnutrition. Although Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) had been successful in managing acute malnutrition, these children continue to be at risk of illnesses, relapse and ultimate death in the subsequent year after treatment. Children in Isiolo County are at risk of acute maln...

Institutions Of Higher Learning As Drivers Of Urban Development: A Case Study Of University Of Eastern Africa, Baraton Nandi County-Kenya

ABSTRACT The Geographic distribution and Demographic expansion of Universities in Kenya exponentially increased during the last two decades. The increasing number of universities invariably alters human settlements and influences urban processes. Following this realization, this study sought to analyze how the institutions of higher learning become drivers of urban development in the areas they are located. To achieve this quest, the researcher adopted three objectives seeking to analyze the ...

Performance Of Non-State Actors In Provision Of Water Along Kiambere-Mwingi Water Pipeline In Kamuwongo Division, Kitui County

Abstract The Millennium Development Goal 7c of halving the population without access to safe drinking water was achieved in 2010. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya included, this goal is yet to be met as disparities still thrive. About 57 per cent of the households in Kenya have access to safe water. The government has tried to improve water service provision through resource allocation; reforming key institutions involved in supply of water and water pipelines have also been establish...

Computer Aided Design And Computer Aided Manufacturing Training, Competency And Usage In Textile Industries Of Northern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is the use of technology to design and produce textile goods with greater productivity at low cost. It s usage demands some level of training and competency. The purpose of the study was to assess CAD CAM training, competency and usage in textile industries of Nor thern Nigeria in order to develop a CAD CAM training model. The objectives of study were to identify the level of CAD-CAM training received, to examine the ...

Views On Physiological And Psychological Changes And Their Influence On Maternity Wear Selection Among Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic At Kenyatta National Hospital

ABSTRACT The pregnancy period in human beings is divided into three trimesters. During this period expectant women experience psychological, behavioral and biological changes that make them more sensitive about their bodies. This is due to dramatic body changes, which to some extent trigger negative thoughts and feelings in some women. With the wide variety of body shapes and sizes, physiological changes occur differently for every pregnant woman. These variations lead to problems of comfort,...

Monitoring And Evaluation Practices And Perfomance Of County Funded Education Projects In Makueni County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT The Devolution Act and Implementation Guidelines place great emphasis on the monitoring and evaluation of county funded education projects. In Counties, the responsibility of monitoring is placed upon the various stakeholders who are responsible for implementation of the project. For monitoring and evaluation of projects to be effective, one must ask the right questions, investigate the real issues and generate relevant information to enable those monitoring and evaluating the projec...

A Comparative Study Of Solar And Direct Sun Drying Of Pre-Treated Green Plantain

ABSTRACT A comparative study of solar and direct sun drying of pre-treated green plantain was conducted. A distributed – type natural circulation solar dryer fabricated from locally available materials and direct open sun drying were used to investigate the drying characteristics of green plantain slices between January and February, 2012. The fingers harvested weekly from the 9th to 13th week were washed, peeled and cut into slices (1cm thickness). Each batch of the sliced plantain finger...

Assessing The Quality Of Expanded Programme On Immunization (Epi) Data: A Case Study In The Suhum Muncipality Of The Eastern Region

ABSTRACT Background: In health care, good data are the prerequisite for patient safety and successful outcomes. The objective of the study was to assess the quality of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) data in the Suhum Municipality. This study aimed at improving data accuracy, data availability, data completeness and data timeliness of routine data capture as well as vaccine wastage rate on EPI. Also, the study assessed the quality of the monitoring system of the EPI programme. Meth...

Psycho- Social And Economic Factors Influencing The Choice Of Clothing By Professional Women: A Case Of Machakos Town In Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological, social and economic factors that influence the choice of clothing by professional women in Machakos Town. The study was prompted by the fact that professional women are exposed to a wide variety of clothing, due to frequent fashion and style changes. Besides, limited studies had been undertaken to address professional women’s clothing selection in Kenya’s towns outside Nairobi. The objectives of the study were to est...

An Assessment Of Changes In Tree Density And Diversity On Smallholder Farms Along Nigeria-Niger Border

ABSTRACT This study assessed changes in tree density and diversity on smallholder farms along Nigeria-Niger border. The study draws attention to the importance of the tree and the changes of tree grown on the smallholder farms in the border region. The study also assessed the knowledge of local farmers on tree changes and the method they use to tackle the changes in tree diversity. The study area is in the sand region which experiences little rainfall and a high temperature, therefore, droug...


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