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ICT knowledge and utilization as determinants of job performance of Health Information Managers in health institutions in South-East Nigeria

July-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 2

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have transformed healthcare delivery through various forms of e-health initiatives particularly in the areas of disease control, diagnosis, patient management, teaching, communication, storage, and retrieval of medical information. These benefits notwithstanding, health...

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Assessment of microbiological quality of khebab sold on the campus of a tertiary education and its environs in Ghana

July-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 2

Prevalence and incidence of foodborne illness in developing countries has risen in recent times as a result of increased demand for Ready-To- Eat (RTE) foods. The current study assessed the microbiological quality of khebab sold at selected areas within the Kumasi metropolis. A total of 36 khebab samples were purchased...

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Vertical-horizontal subsurface flow hybrid constructed wetlands for municipal wastewater treatment in developing countries: A review

September 2021 - Vol 20 Num. 9

The use of low-cost on-site wastewater treatment technologies, including constructed wetlands (CWs), is wide spread. Despite the purported high performance of vertical-horizontal subsurface flow (V-H SSF) hybrid CWs, data on implementation and performance in developing countries is scarce. Here, the design, operation and...

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Sales environment, microbiological and biochemical quality of beef skins intended for human consumption

September 2021 - Vol 20 Num. 9

The quality and composition of meat and its derivatives are influenced by many factors namely physicochemical, organoleptic factors and microbial contamination. The aim of this study was to evaluate kpakouma consumption risk through its chemical and microbiological contaminants. The methodological approach was composed of...

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A novel modified hexagonal fractal antenna (HFA) with band notches for WLAN rejection

July-December 2021 - Vol 11 Num. 2

In this paper, a hexagonal fractal antenna is proposed for wireless applications. The basic shape of the fractal antenna is a hexagon which is modified by inserting smaller hexagons along the periphery of the generator structure. The proposed antenna exhibits a bandwidth of 7.5 GHz in the frequency range of 3.3-10.8 GHz....

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Antimicrobial susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains in Bamako, Mali

July-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 2

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is generally susceptible to antibiotics of the families of Beta-lactam, aminoglycosides and quinolones. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility of P. aeruginosa strains in Bamako, Mali. P. aeruginosa strains were isolated on Drigalski agar. Antimicrobial susceptibility...

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School graduation finals are “dead” - long live the student’s e-portfolio

July-December 2021 - Vol 12 Num. 2

The concept of e-portfolios is to reflect an avenue into the past, present, and future of a person; displaying his or her lifetime education and  devotion to further development, represents a valuable tool in aiding students’ not only in their academic growth, but mainly in their transition into higher...

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A low-cost integrated desalination and irrigation technique tested on dual-purpose sorghum in Turkana County, Kenya

September, 2021 - Vol 7 Num. 6

In arid and semi-arid lands, water salinity often restricts plant growth, degrades soils, and even causes irrigation systems to fail, especially in hot climates. Worldwide, it is a “major cause” of the irrigation-induced salinization that had already affected 76 million ha of soil in 1991. Our novel and...

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The chlorine dioxide controversy: A deadly poison or a cure for COVID-19?

July-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 2

Chlorine dioxide has been condemned as a dangerous poison and has been touted as a cure for COVID-19. This narrative review examines the controversy surrounding the use of aqueous chlorine dioxide by investigating evidence-based research articles, government documents, press reports, and the results of the first clinical...

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Therapeutic applications of Caryocar brasiliense: Systematic review

September, 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

The interest and search for natural active principles with therapeutic properties from plants are growing, given their potential for use by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Thus, the objective of this review was to carry out a systematic analysis of scientific productions that have explored some therapeutic...

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Composition and antioxidant potential of leaf and stem essential oils from Nigerian Indigofera spicata Forssk

September, 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

The chemical compositions and antioxidant evaluation of the essential oils (EOs) obtained by hydrodistillation from the leaf and stem of Indigofera spicata Forssk (Fabaceae) grown in Nigeria have been studied. The EOs were analyzed using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and the antioxidant...

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Candida spp. associated with hot beverages of coffee and tea sold on street in Côte d’Ivoire

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

Some Candida species are considered as human opportunistic pathogens and can play an important role in spontaneous fermentations, but also as beverage-spoiling microorganisms. The aim of this pioneering study was to investigate Candida spp. in hot beverages, which is consumed mostly on the streets in Côte...

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Prevalence of aflatoxin M1 in pasteurized and ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk marketed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

The aim of this study was to determine the level of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in pasteurized and UHT milk marketed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  AFM1 in pasteurized milk samples (75) and ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk (43) was determined by using immuno-affinity high performance liquid chromatography. AFM1 was detected...

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Hazard assessment and resistance profile of Escherichia coli strains isolated from bovine carcasses at the main slaughterhouses of Dakar, Senegal

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

Foodborne bacterial hazards and antibiotics resistance are a public health threat. This study aimed at assessing the slaughter conditions, the bacteriological quality of bovine carcasses and at determining the antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli strains isolated from bovine carcasses. A questionnaire was...

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An empirical study discussing industrialisation and technical education in Ghana

July-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 1

Industrialisation generally accounts for wealth creation in the economy of a nation. A technician is needed in building an industry and the technician needs to be trained through technical education. Ghana as a developing nation aspiring to develop her industrial capability needs to strategically position its technical...

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Knowledge positioning and innovation in strategic alignment for SESCO and Saudi Arabia’s economy based on its 2030 vision

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

The transition of economies to become more knowledge-based has compelled companies to adapt to a greatly changing environment through an emphasis on knowledge sharing and positioning, and alignment with innovation, and its products/services and the market. For Saudi Arabia to achieve its 2030 Vision, this focus on...

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The impact of intellectual capital on financial performance in Argentina, Chile and Peru

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

Intellectual capital research is a topic that has stood out in recent decades and has allowed us to recognize other types of strategic non-accounting resources that allow organizations to increase their financial performance. Despite the importance of the subject, the evidence for emerging economies, especially in Latin...

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Corporate governance and firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda, a perspective from Lira City

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

The study examined the effect of corporate governance on firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda. The study used descriptive and survey design. A mixed method approach which involved both qualitative and quantitative techniques were also used. The study found out that corporate...

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Barriers to product innovation among the manufacturing micro, small and medium enterprises in Malawi

September 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

Most micro, small, medium enterprises in Malawi struggle to grow and survive despite their critical role in the socio-economic development of the country. One major contributing factor is their inability to innovate. This study was therefore aimed at investigating the innovation barriers affecting the manufacturing MSMEs....

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Medication administration omission errors: Frequency and their causes during medication administration process at Ndola Teaching Hospital in Zambia

September, 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 9

Medication administration omission errors (MAOE) are very common and often affect patient outcomes and length of stay in the hospitals. This study was a cross-sectional study in which the frequency and causes of MAOE over four weeks at Ndola University Teaching Hospital (NUTH) was assessed. It involved reviewing...

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