ISABB Journal of
Health and Environmental Sciences

  • Abbreviation: ISABB J. Health Environ. sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1937-3236
  • DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JHE
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Published Articles: 16

ISABB-JHE Articles

Review of the effects of adequate sanitary facilities on the participation and performance of the school girl child in Ghana

February 2023

Girl-child self-esteem, self-confidence and coping capacity with positive effects on their school performance is increase when. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) topics are included in health education. This review explored the relationship and effect of sanitary facilities in schools on Girl-child participation, health impact on Girl-child education, the state of sanitary facilities and sanitary behaviors in public...

Author(s): Jane Akanzum and Cornelius K. A. Pienaah

High ambient temperature and water rationing impacts on antiretroviral adherence in Greater Gaborone, Botswana in 2016

November 2020

Countries with the highest HIV prevalence, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa are also experiencing an increase in climate variability, rising temperatures and drought. This study investigates perceived challenges of high temperatures and water scarcity/rationing on monthly clinic attendance and ARV adherence for people living with HIV in Greater Gaborone, Botswana. A systematic random sample of adult women...

Author(s): Matlhogonolo Kelepile and Sue C. Grady

Factors associated with irregular consumption of fruits and vegetables among health professionals in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

June 2020

Fruits and vegetables (F&Vs) are an essential food group for humans and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The objective of this study is to know the level of consumption of F&Vs by health professionals in Ouagadougou and their determinants. This is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted from May to August 2016 in the Central Region of Burkina Faso. It included 442 health workers according to...

Author(s): Yewayan Larba Berenger KABORE, Jean TESTA, Aristide Romaric BADO, Anyovi FOLLY and Souleymane KABORE  

Modeling schistosomiasis infection using Kriging interpolation method in Osun State, South west, Nigeria

February 2019

Schistosomiasis, an environmentally-mediated disease, contracted by swimming or wading in freshwater bodies harbouring the snail intermediate hosts of the genus Schistosoma consisting of five human species: S. haematobium S. mansoni, S. japonicum,   S. intercalatum and S. mekongi. Transmission is on the increase with consequent adverse effects on children’s health and school attendance. There is a dearth...

Author(s): Oladejo S. O. and Morenikeji O. A.  

Latrine utilization and associated factors among Kebeles declared open defecation free in Wondo Genet district, South Ethiopia, 2015

November 2018

The government of Ethiopia has been working in creating and increasing the number of open defecation free kebeles as a strategy of improving sanitation coverage in the country. However, apart from increasing sanitation coverage, data on utilization of the constructed latrines was not well investigated. Therefore, the study objective was to assess the latrine utilization coverage of the kebeles who have already declared...

Author(s): Tesfaye Ashenafi, Abel Fekadu Dadi and Zemichael Gizaw  

An analysis of wastewater irrigation practices and its impacts on the livelihood generation and food chain contamination in Faisalabad District, Pakistan

October 2018

In the irrigated agricultural areas of Pakistan, the major sources of irrigation are canal water and groundwater. Due to the scarcity of canal water the dependency on groundwater is rapidly increasing in many areas of Pakistan. The groundwater is not only expensive, inadequate, and non-affordable for the small farmers but also of inferior quality. Much of the wastewater which is produced in urban and peri-urban areas is...

Author(s): Saira Akhtar, Shabbir Ahmad, Wu Huifang, Aroosa Shahbaz, Abdul Ghafoor, Shakeel Imran, and Asma Zafar

Internalization of enteropathogenic human bacteria in lettuce and coriander plant tissue

May 2018

The ability of plant rhizosphere and to some extent phyllosphere to support metabolism of some human enteric bacteria has been widely demonstrated. The nutrients provided by seedlings during germination support bacterial survival in tissue of growing plants. Plant rhizosphere has been described as being high in nutrients, and rhizosphere microbiomes are well adapted to this environment, enteric human pathogens when...

Author(s): Nduhiu G., Gicheru M. M., Gathura P. B., Karanja N. K., Githinji W. T. and Nordin A.

Lightning generation correlation with widespread irrigation and means of protection

February 2018

India’s lightning fatalities correlate with her spatial extent of water bodies. Evaporation from reservoirs and irrigated lands provides moisture for cloud formation. Hot and humid air flowing overland can rise over mountains where it expands under reduced pressure, cools down to promote condensation in contact with sea salt, dust particles, soot from forest fires, bacteria, etc. Agitation within the cloud leads...

Author(s): Miah M. Adel  

Women’s empowerment on contraceptive use among married women in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

January 2018

Ethiopia is among the African countries with high maternal and child mortality rates, with a fast-growing population. To prevent the fast growing population; availability, the stability of contraceptive method and identifying factors that affects the practice of modern contraceptives should be given a priority. Thus, this study aims to identify the practice of contraceptives focusing on women’s empowerment and...

Author(s): Ashenafi Abate Woya, Abay Kassa Tekile and Aweke Abebaw  Mitiku  

Mapping epilepsy risks through porcine farming in North West Cameroon

July 2017

This study posits that socioeconomic factors determine the patterns of epilepsy. The transmission of cysticerci between pig and man is facilitated by traditional pig rearing, slaughtering, and the poor detection of Taenia solium in slaughter pigs. Neurocysticercosis, resulting from T. solium is often associated with focal epilepsy. To ascertain this relationship, a co-relational design was applied to compare epilepsy...

Author(s): Humphrey Ngala Ndi and Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi

The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia

May 2016

The problem of solid waste management (SWM) and its implications to health and environmental problems has become increasing. The issue of SWM in Bahir Dar city appeared to be one of the problems that need a great improvement. The principal results show that institutional, economic and social factors hinder SWM service in Ethiopia with particular focus on Bahir Dar city. Also, the results of the study reveal that most of...

Author(s): Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie

Environmental and health hazards associated with exploration of barite from Bukkuyum (Zamfara State), Nigeria

July 2015

Barite is barium sulfate with the chemical formula of BaSO4. Unlike barite witherite (BaCO3) it is not chemically inert, it can dissolve in water and, when dissolved, can cause an environmental hazard. Barite forms in many geologic environments with both metallic and nonmetallic minerals. Minerals associated with the ore are a main concern when mining and processing barite. In many barite deposits, silica is present,if...

Author(s): Abubakar G. Salisu, Yagana B. Abba and Zarah Mohammed

Evaluation of the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions of drinking water from different sourcesin Utagba-Uno, Nigeria

May 2015

The presence of heavy metals in drinking water is of public health significance because of their toxicity at even low concentrations. Water should also be free of microorganisms.The quality of drinking water from tap, rain,river and bottled water within Utagba-Uno, a rural community in Ndokwa, Delta State was evaluated by determining the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions. The nine water samples analyzed...

Author(s): Kolawole Sunday E. and Obueh Henrietta O.

Environmental and health impact associated with the dissemination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Yaoundé

March 2015

Cameroon signed in 2001 and ratified in 2005, the Stockholm convention which aimed at restricting and eliminating the production, utilization and discharge of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Since then, the implementation of this convention in countries is not effective despite the perceptive diffusion of this toxic chemical substance. Few studies on the diffusion of POPs and risks attached to it have been carried...

Author(s): NANFA Dieudonné,, Ndonwi E Ngwa, Donfack S Olivier, FOPA L. G. Bertrand and ATOGHO T. Barbara,

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and resources available for its management in the Cape Coast Metropolis

November 2011

Gradually, more Ghanaians are becoming diabetic as a result of eating more sugary and fatty foods and exercising less. This study explored the prevalence of Diabetes mellitus and resources available for managing it in the Cape Coast metropolis. University of Cape Coast Hospital (UCC), Central Regional Hospital (CRH), Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital (CCMH), Erwim Health Centre, Adisadel Health Centre, Tantri Clinic and...

Author(s): Sarah Darkwa

Contingent valuation technique: A review of literature

November 2011

  Managing environment and natural resources is one of the most important inputs for sustainable economic development. In statistics it said that “you cannot manage what you cannot count”. This can be rephrased for environment and natural resources by saying you cannot manage the environment and natural resources unless you value them. Some of the natural resources can be valued in terms of their...

Author(s): Adem Kedir Geleto

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