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A Qualitative Research Study Investigating Community Knowledge And Perception Of The Safe Motherhood Issues In Tororo District Eastern Uganda

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A Study Assessing The Prevalence Of Vaginal Candidiasis In Pregnant Women In The Ante-Natal Clinic Of Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital Between June 2013 To May 2014

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of vaginal candidiasis in pregnant women in Kampala international university teaching hospital ante-natal clinic. Permission was sought from the research and ethics committee of Kampala international university western campus and the hospital administration.A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out using 260 pregnant women who attended the antenatal clinic from June 2013—May 2014 in the spec...

Prevalence And Associated Risk Factors Of Hypertension And Diabetes Coexistence Among Hypertensive And Diabetic Patients Attending Mitooma Hciv.

Hypertension and diabetes are important worldwide public-health challenge and because of their increasing coexistence in the population, they are major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors for hypertension diabetes coexistence among hypertensive and diabetic patients attending Mitooma HCIV. This was a cross-sectional study designed that was carried out at Mitooma hea...

A Study Of Availability Of Essential Medicines And Supplies During Dual Pull-Push System Of Drugs Acquisition In Kaliro District, Uganda

ABSTRACTThe Ugandan government has experimented with various supply chain models for delivery ofessential drugs and supplies. In 20 I 0, the dual pull-push system was adopted; however drug stockouts are still a common occurrence in health facilities.This study on availability of essential medicines during the dual Pull-Push system in Kaliro Districtwas undertaken; this was to be used as an indirect or direct indicator of availability of essentialdrugs and medical supplies during the dua...

Prevalence Of Diarhoea Among Children Aged 12-60 Months In Fort – Portal Referral Hospital

ABSTRACTA cross sectional study was carried out between August-September 2013 in Fort Portalreferral hospital. The study aimed at establishing diarrhoea prevalence among childrenaged 1-5 years in Fort Portal Referral hospitalThe research population was mothers of child bearing age 15-49 years with atleast one or more children under five years.The study reveal that fifty two children 52/148 (35.1%) were found to have haddiarrhea during the interviewing time. This is quite a reasonable p...

The Impact Of Rice Cultivation On The Wetland Ecosystem. A Case Study Of Nalioba Wetland, Banda Sub-County, Namayingo District.

ABSTRACTRice, which is a new crop in Uganda, was introduced on a large scale in the 1960’s as a wetlandbased crop. The continued use of upland fields for farming has also resulted in loss of soilfertility due to erosion and over use, The rapid population growth and high demand for rice inUganda, much pressure has been put on wetlands to increase production which has led to theirdegradation. The objectives of the study were to; establish the factors influencing rice cultivationin in Nal...

The Impact Of Unplanned Settlements On Efficiency Of Sanitation Management In Mwanza City, Tanzania

ABSTRACT An investigation of the impact of unplanned settlements on efficiency of environmental sanitation management in Mwanza city was conducted in 6 wards of Mwanza city council. The variables considered include; forms of poor environmental sanitation in unplanned settlements, its effects on the environment and human beings and solutions being put in place. In order to investigate the above variables, a general survey research design was used. Methods used in data collection include...

Factors Contributing To Malnutrition It’s Consequences And Prevention Among Children Underfive Years Of Age Admitted At Kampala International University Teachinghospital, Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT Uganda has one of the highest levels of childhood stunting in sub-Saharan Africa. Western Uganda has persistently registered highest levels of childhood malnutrition despite being referred to as “the food basket” of the country. To assess factors contributing to malnutrition, its consequences and prevention among children under five years of age admitted at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIU-TH), a descriptive cross-sectional study design quantitative i...

Assessment Of Awareness , Attitudes And Perception Of Post Exposure Prohylaxis For Hiv Among Medical Students In Kampala International University July-september 2014.

Background : HIV is still one of the leading causes of Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, medical students are relatively inexperienced and therefore at higher risk of exposure and infection, awareness on PEP could highly reduce this risk.Objective : To assess Awareness, Attitudes and perception towards PEP among students in kampala International University Western Campus.Methodology : A cross sectional descriptive study design. Simple random sampling technique was used and ...

Prevalence Of Malaria Among Pregnant Mothers Admitted To Arua Regional Referral Hospital Maternity Ward

As many as 3 billion people in endemic areas are at risk of malaria and ̴500 million clinical cases occur annually (Michael etal, 2011). Between 1 and 3 million annually, largely African infants and young children. Malaria, a protozoan infection transmitted by anopheles mosquitoes, is the most important parasitic disease of humans.The year 2010 was the date set to achieve universal coverage for all populations at risk of malaria using locally appropriate interventions for...

Investigation of anti-hyperglyceamic properties of the aqueous extract of green peel of musa acuminata 'naj(jtembe cultivar'

ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to investigate the anti-hyperglyceamic properties of the aqueous extract green peel of (Banana) musa acuminata 'nakitembe cultivar' in alloxan induced diabetic rats. The extract used was obtaned from the green banana dried and phytochemical analysis and acute toxicity study carried out. Alloxan was used to induce diabetes in experimental albino Rats at a dose of 140mg/kg body weight. After three days, the animals blood sugar levels was tested ...

Factors Affecting Low Utilisation Of Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission (Pmtct) Services By Pregnant Women In Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality.

Prevention of the mother to child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (PMTCT) plays a major role in the reduction of both maternal and child mortality rate.GENERAL OBJECTIVE, To assess the factors affecting low utilization of PMTCT services program by pregnant women in Ishaka Town.STUDY DESIGN: Data was collected by Cross- sectional method where by the questionnaires were availed to the respondents to fill. The participants were women between 16 – 49 years of a...

Social Effects Of Nodding Syndrome On The Lives Of Children Living In Kitgum District Northern Uganda

ABSTRACT Introduction - The debilitating nature of nodding disease can have a significant socioeconomic impact of the individuals and families affected. A broad understanding of these sociodynamic effects is crucial for an integrated management of the disease. Objectives- General objective was to establish the social effects of Nodding syndrome among the children between the ages of 1-19 years of Kitgum district in Northern Uganda. Specific objectives included; identification of the soc...


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