Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Health Science

Ibom Cargo Seaport Terminal, Ibaka: A Study of Passenger Circulation and Safety

ABSTRACT AkwaIbom State, the Land of Promise and Fulfillment has over the years been confronted with the problem of rapid growing human and vehicular traffic congestion. This problem is largely caused by the rate of migration of people into AkwaIbom State. Infact recent statistics has it that over 2000 people enter AkwaIbom on a daily basis. This figure results to an estimated two hundred thousand people that move around AkwaIbommetropoly on a daily basis. This geometric increase in populatio...

Conference Centre for the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (The Study of Green Architecture)

ABSTRACT Conference centers are places where people with the same aims/objectives convene together to make decisions, suggestions, dialogue etc. It is a very vital facility every school should have. Currently the University of Uyo has no such facility. In an attempt to design an outstanding conference centre with the increasing awareness of environmental problems, people are coming up with new ways to solve or decrease environmental degradation. One of the ideas is that of Green Architecture ...

Potential for the Prediction of Prostate Cancer Risk Using Haplotypes of Exon1 Of Klk2 Gene

ABSTRACT Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in Nigeria and the most underscreened cancer in Nigeria. It is the commonest type of cancer in men of African origin. Most prostate cancer cases in Nigeria are detected at the metastatic stage. The daily pick up of new cases is on the increase especially in tertiary hospitals with most men having advanced and high grade disease high who never gone for medical treatment. PSA testing lacks the ability to characterize prostate disease mole...

Economic Burden, Payment Strategies and Payment Coping Mechanism Among Type2 Diabetic Patients Attending a Tertiary Health Institution in Abia State, South East Nigeria

ABSTRACT Diabetes is a chronic life- long illness that affects the quality of life, requiring close monitoring and control. Diabetics have high risk for high economic burden (direct and indirect health costs) and catastrophic expenditure where healthcare costs are paid out of pocket. This study determined the economic burden and assessed the payment strategies and payment coping mechanisms of type 2 diabetic patients attending Out- Patient Department of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, A...

Human Waste Management in Selected Prisons in Rwanda

ABSTRACT Human waste disposal has become a daunting task for the prisons’ authorities in Rwanda who seem to lack the capacity to tackle the mounting human waste situation due to the high prison population density. This study was carried out to analyze and understand the situation of human waste management in selected prisons of Kimironko and Muhanga. The main objectives of the study were: to establish the status of human waste management in prisons, investigate health effects related to imp...

Adoption of Inorganic Fertilizer for Crop Production by Local Communities in Soroti District, Uganda.

ABSTRACT In modern agriculture, inorganic fertilizers are commonly being used to supplement soil nutrients, to promote plant growth, to increase crop productivity and also improve food quality. Fertilizer adoption in Uganda in small holder agriculture is among the lowest in comparison with other Sub-Sahara African countries. This study was carried out to investigate the adoption of inorganic fertilizers for crop production in Soroti district by identifying the common types of inorganic fertil...

The Effects of Growing Rice in Wetlands: A Case Study of Lumbuye Wetland, Iganga District, Uganda

ABSTRACT The research was carried out in order to assess the effects of growing rice in the wetland, using Lumbuye Wetland, Iganga District as a case study. The study objectively sought; to find out the factors influencing farmers to grow rice in the Wetland and to establish the solutions to the negative effects of growing rice in the Wetland. Some important aspects were reviewed about the effects of growing rice in the wetland. This chapter revealed the theoretical perspective and the concep...

The Effect of Introduced Tree Species On the Soils of Namwasa Central Forest Reserve, Mubende-Uganda

ABSTRACT Humans move tree species beyond their native ranges both deliberately and unknowingly. In areas around Namwasa central forest reserve, most of the trees have been cleared by charcoal burners and cultivators who are residents of the area. The study assessed the diversity and abundance of introduced tree species, assessed the effects of introduced tree species on some selected soil properties and evaluated how significant these trees are economically and ecologically. Floristic informa...

The Impact of Deforestation On the Environment: A Case Study of Buga Village, Kamdini Sub-County Yam District

ABSTRACT Deforestation has become an issue of Global Environmental concern because of the value of forest in biodiversity conservation and in limiting the green house effect. The major objective of the study is to investigate the impact of deforestation on the Environment in Uganda. Specifically, the study aimed at finding out the values of forests to the Environment, investigating the factors responsible for the persistent deforestation, determining the impact of deforestation on the Environ...

Modeling the Influence of Human Population Structure Dynamics On Forest Biomass Availability: A Case Study of Kartala Forest, in Western-Mbadjini Region of Comoros

)> ABSTRACT This study intended to develop a model showing the influence of human population structure dynamics on forest biomass cover. By establishing the relationship between forest cover and human sub-populations, a regression model was generated for the prediction of the survival of Kartala forest. The Zero, Juvenile and Senior free as well as the interior equilibrium states of the model were obtained and analyzed for stability. Numerical simulations of the various model parameters were...

The Impacts of Human Activities on Wild-life Conservation in Kahuzi-biega National Park in Democratic Republic Of Congo

ABSTRACT  The research topic was “The impact of human activities on wild-flfe conservation in Kahuzi Biéga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. “The main objective of this study was to establish how human activities have affected wild life conservation in Kahuzi-Biega National ‘ark in the Democratic Republic of Congo “.This study used quantitative method for data collection. It is economical and efficient in data collection. It is used in investigating relationships betwee...

Environmental Hygiene and Household Health in Kamuli Town Council Kamuli District

ABSTRACT Historically there has been life behind our ways of living and human health has always been linked to our surroundings. During early ages of child development, there are practices that parents instill into their children not for formality but for good health even in the child’s future. Though some practices are forcefully instilled into some children like bathing of one’s body some practices like cleaning of the compound, having a good latrine are always the responsibility of par...

Impacts of Human Activities On Wetland Resources Management at Nakivubo Wetland, Kampala-Uganda

ABSTRACT Wetlands are defined as “areas of marsh, peat land or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water, the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters”. Wetlands in Uganda cover some 30,000 km2, or about 13% of the country (Government of Uganda, 2001). Although almost all of the wetlands in the country are under threat in some way, those located in towns and citi...

Impact Assessment of Urbanisation On the Environment a Case Study of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania0

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONDEDICATION iiACKNOWLEDGEMENT iiiLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ivLIST OF TABLES VABSTRACT ViCHAPTER ONE 11.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION 11.1 PROBLEM STATEMENT 11.3 STUDY OBJECTIVES 21.3.1 General Objectives 21.3.2 Specific Objectives 21.4 Report Structure 3CHAPTER TWO 42.1 Introduction 42.2 Criteria for defining urban areas 42.3 Agenda 21-human settlements 52.4 Historical perspective of urbanization 62.5 Causes of urbanization 62.6 Major problems with urbanization 72.7 Urban popu...

The Impact of Human Activities On Sustainable Environment Management of the Lake Shore Ecosystems: A Case Study of Mwaloni Landing Site On Lake Victoria, Tanzania

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVAL HDEDICATIONAKNOWLEDGEMENT ivLIST OF TABLES vULIST OF FIGURES vHjABBREVIATIONSABSTRACT xCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 11.1 Background of the study area 11.2 The problem statement ,“, .. 31.3 Purpose of the study 41.4: Objectives of the research 41.4.1 General Objective 41.4.2 Specific Objectives 41.5 Research questions 4i.6Scopeofthestudy 51.6.1 Content scope 51.6.2:Geographical scope 51.6.3 Time scope S1.7 Significance of the study s1.8 Theoretical framework...


1 - 15 Of 326 Results