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February 2024

African Journal of Food Science
Quality variation in shea butter and olein from Irepodun Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria

In this study, the physicochemical characteristics, alpha tocopherol and fatty acid profile of shea butter sold in Kishi market (Local shea butter, LSB) and the olein (local shea olein, LSO) were compared with improved shea butter (ISB) and improved shea olein, (ISO) extracted from shea kernels from Kishi farmland. The ISB had 2.06±0.03% free fatty acid, 1.02±0.03 mEqO2/kg peroxide value,...

Author(s): A. O. Korede, F. O. Adeboyejo, O. O. Fapojuwo and O. A. Ogunwole

February 2024

African Journal of Food Science
Prevalence of Campylobacter species in chicken meat retailed in Jazan City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Poultry meats have been considered the primary source of campylobacteriosis infections among various foods. This study was performed to detect the presence of Campylobacter species in retail chicken meat and organs. Eighty-six samples (thighs = 21, breasts = 16, legs = 21, wings =17, and livers = 11) were collected from supermarkets and retail shops in Jazan city. Cultivation and isolation of Campylobacter species...

Author(s): Yahya Ali and Eklas M. H. Sawadi

February 2024

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Panamá disease tropical race 4 in banana plantations in Mozambique: Disease intensity, spatial distribution and negative socio-economic impact

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4) devastated the second-largest banana plantation farm in Northern Mozambique, resulting in an 86% loss of the Cavendish Williams banana area and the layoff of 88% of the workers. This study conducted a field survey with 119 soil and 26 crop samples and administered a questionnaire in a quasi-experimental design with two samples, randomly selected, of unemployed...

Author(s): Eunice Paula Armando Cavane, Amândio Muthambe, Ana Monjane and Miguel Dita  

February 2024

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Adoption and utilization of business innovations of agricultural research in Uganda: Empirical analysis

This paper seeks to examine the adoption of business innovations within the context of the agricultural sector in Uganda. The findings emerge from research carried out to assess the utilization of business innovations of research in Uganda considering National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) as a reference, specifically to find out the association between innovation attributes and their use on-farm, as well as...

Author(s): Alex Barekye and Caleb Tamwesigire

February 2024

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Compliance toward ethical leadership among school principals: A synthesis of qualitative research-based evidences

Ethical leadership has proven to be pivotal in fostering efficiency and effectiveness across various organizations. It cultivates employees' confidence, commitment, job satisfaction and enhances their performance, thereby contributing to organizational stability and competitiveness. Given its significance, ethical leadership has become a global priority, garnering attention from both organizations and educational...

Author(s): Kennedy Dastan Kaduma

February 2024

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic variability and stability analysis of multi environments trials for durum wheat grain yield in Ethiopia

Genotype x Environment interactions and identification of stable genotypes in crop breeding programs for the production of grain crops under rain fed environments have become challenging. The study aimed to identify high yielding and stable durum wheat genotypes that are best suited for the relatively long season, high rain fall wheat growing environment of Ethiopia. In the study a total of 51 durum wheat genotypes...

Author(s): Alemayehu Zemede, Yewubdar Shewaye, Mekuria T., Shitaye H. and Wasihun L.  

February 2024

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Performance of early-maturing topcross maize hybrids across multi-environments

Maize is one of the most important cereal crops used as source of food and feed. Identification of suitable maize inbred lines and testers for the development of stable maize hybrids can be challenging. The assessments of the combining ability of selected maize inbred lines and testers, agronomic performance and yield stability of the resultant topcross hybrids would provide useful information that would guide the...

Author(s): Anthony Job, Innocent Osemare Iseghohi, Moses Terngu Igyuve, Richard Olayiwola, Richard Akinwale, Gabriel Ogala Ojo, Ayodeji Abe, Oluwafemi Obisesan and Emmanuel Ogundare  

February 2024

Scientific Research and Essays
Analyzing determinants shaping access to and perceptions of campus food banks in maritime university settings

This research delves into the pervasive issue of food insecurity among university students, with a specific focus on Canada's Maritime Provinces. The study elucidates the intricate relationship between household food insecurity and critical factors that influence a student's academic performance, financial stability, and overall well-being. Additionally, it reveals a disconcerting underutilization of Campus Food...

Author(s): Mitch Archibald, Sylvain Charlebois and Janet Music  

February 2024

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Quantitatively immaterial audit misstatements matter qualitatively

The research aimed to assess whether quantitatively negligible (immaterial) misstatements identified by auditors could offer valuable qualitative information for investors. The objective was to explore the qualitative characteristics of these quantitatively trivial misstatements. Initially, through a literature analysis and expert evaluation, the most significant qualitative characteristics were identified....

Author(s): Audrius Masiulevicius

February 2024

Journal of African Studies and Development
The importance of project in underdeveloped countries

In underdeveloped countries like Africa, where socio-economic challenges persist and hinder progress, the role of projects emerges as a pivotal force in catalyzing sustainable development. Projects serve as catalysts for economic development by fostering job creation and income generation. According to a study by Johnson and Brown, successful projects not only provide immediate employment but also equip local...

Author(s): Adams E. Ukeyima

February 2024

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Avian species composition, distribution and abundance in selected habitat types in Lake Manyara National Park, Northern Tanzania

The study conducted at Lake Manyara National Park (LMNP) in 2021, covering both wet and dry seasons in aquatic, forest and woodland habitats, utilized the point count method to collect data on bird species composition, abundance and distribution. The results revealed a total of 171 identified bird species belonging to 52 families and 17 orders. Significant differences in species abundance were observed between woodland...

Author(s): Rajabu Mikole, Grayson Mwakalebe, Evaline Munisi, Richard D. Lyamuya, Revocatus Meney and Emmanuel Masenga

February 2024

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Conserving precious urban freshwater bodies: A case study of Telangana, India

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recognizes sovereign rights of States over their bioresources and also determines terms of accessing them, which is subject to their national legislation. India is among the 196 Contracting Parties to CBD and enacted the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 to claim sovereign rights over its bioresources and associated traditional knowledge (TK), and to meet its national...

Author(s): Gaini Sailu and Syeda Azeem Unnisa,

February 2024

Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research
Diatomaceous earths: Alternative insecticides to Malathion in the Soudano-Guinean agro-ecological zone of Cameroon against stored maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Experiments were carried out in ambient laboratory conditions to evaluate the effect of Fossil-Shield and SilicoSec, and Malathion against Sitophilus zeamais on stored Cameroonian maize variety CMS8501. The DE products were applied at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 g/kg of maize grains and Malathion at 0.5 g/kg of maize. Adult mortality, F1 progeny emergence, population increase, grain damage, grain weight loss, and seed...

Author(s): Elias Nchiwan Nukenine, Gabriel Tagne Fotso, Simon Pierre Yinyang Danga, Katamssadan Haman Tofel, Jean Wini Goudoungou and Cornel Adler  

February 2024

African Journal of Bacteriology Research
Resistance profile of isolated bacterial urinary tract infections in children in Abidjan from 2018 to 2020

Urinary infection is a common pathology in children. It constitutes the second cause of pediatric consultation after respiratory infections. It is a public health problem, with 150 million cases of urinary tract infections recorded worldwide every year. The objective of this study was to update data on the prevalence of bacteria isolated from urinary infections in children and determine the evolution of sensitivity to...

Author(s): Tatiana Kangah, Sophia Lurette Okpo, Jean Claude Anne, Adompo Jaurès Cedric Yapi, Clarisse Kouamé-Elogne, Abalé Toty, Nathalie Guessend and Mireille Dosso,

February 2024

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Role of crop diversification on occurrence of sap-sucking insect pests and their associated natural enemies on tomato

Tomato production is constrained by arthropod pests and diseases. Among the arthropod pests, sap-sucking insect pests such as whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius 1889)), aphids (Aphis spp.) and Thrips sp. are the insect pests of economic importance in the study area. The overall result indicated that intercropping significantly reduced the population of these insect pests compared to sole tomato. The most effective...

Author(s): Belachew Dabalo, Mulatu Wakgari and Tarekegn Fite

January 2024

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Evaluation of the ventilatory function of Senegalese dental laboratory technicians

The objective of this study was to assess the ventilatory function of Senegalese dental technicians by comparing them to a control group of healthy individuals not exposed to dental laboratory products. A cross-sectional descriptive and comparative study was conducted, and spirometric examinations were performed in the Respiratory Functional Investigation room of the Laboratory of Physiology and Functional Explorations,...

Author(s): Papa Abdou Lecor, Malick Gueye, Abdou Khadir Sow, Moctar Gueye and Abdoulaye Ba  

January 2024

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Environmental consequences of energy commodities and economic growth: Evidence from Nigeria

This study explored the relationship between energy commodities, economic growth, and Nigeria's carbon dioxide (CO?) emissions spanning from 1981 to 2021. Employing the Vector Error Correction Mechanism (VECM) process, the study revealed a negative correlation between fossil fuel consumption, economic growth, and carbon dioxide emissions. Long-term elasticities indicate that carbon dioxide emissions would rise by 24...

Author(s): Okezie A. Ihugba, Osmond Okonkwo, Precious L. Akobundu, Joseph Ukwunna, Pamela A. Ndukwe-Ani and Olanyinka Oyelade  

January 2024

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Antihyperglycemic and pancreatic ?-Cells protective effects of Cassia siamea in Alloxan-induced diabetic wistar rats

The study aimed to investigate the β-cell protective effects of ethanol extracts of Cassia siamea (Fabaceae) leaves (LECS). Initially, acute toxicity of LECS (2000 mg/kg/day/bw; po) was assessed in rats. In vitro, antioxidant activity was evaluated on HUVEC cultures. Subsequently, acute hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic properties were examined for three doses of LECS (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg/bw; po) in Wistar...

Author(s): Camille KOFFI, N’goran Mathieu KOUAME, Kouassi Eugène KOFFI, Kanga Sita N’ZOUÉ, N’guessan Alain Roland YAO, Brahima DOUKOURE and Mamadou KAMAGATE  

January 2024

Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Factors contributing to glycaemic control in an urban population of adults living with type 2 diabetes in Cameroon: A community-based cross-sectional study

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of poor glucose control and identify contributing factors among type 2 diabetes patients in the Bamenda III health district, North West Region, Cameroon. A community-based cross-sectional study involved 162 adults with type 2 diabetes (mean age 58.7±9.5 years) in the Bamenda III health district, recruited using convenient sampling. Anthropometric measurements and blood...

Author(s): Loveline Lum Niba and Lifoter Kenneth Navti

January 2024

African Journal of History and Culture
Peasantry and economic violence in Cameroon rural milieu: An ethnosociology of the Lomie subdivision in the second decade of the 21st century

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that the peasant populations of Lomié, as well as rural populations in Cameroon and Africa more broadly, are experiencing a significant disruption in their connection with nature due to the economic impact of forestry and hunting capitalism entering African peasant communities. In the case of the studied villages in Lomié, it becomes evident that there is a...

Author(s): Salomon ESSAGA ETEME

January 2024

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Molecular distribution of Plasmodium falciparum antimalarial drug resistance genes in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria

Malaria elimination activities are facing new threats, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, which may deprioritize efforts to track the emergence of resistance to antimalarial drugs. This study aimed to determine the profile of genes for antimalarial drug resistance in Plateau State, North-central, Nigeria.This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted from January to September 2018 by screening 3114 asymptomatic...

Author(s): Terver Mark Akindigh, Danaan Anthony Dakul, Georgina Samuel Mwansat, Stephen Oguche, Ogwuche Joseph Abba, Umar Uzal, Dinchi Tyem, Davou Dung Pam, David Oguche and Hayward Babale Mafuyai

January 2024

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Comprehensive evaluation of antiacne properties: HPLC analysis of crude extract from Aloe buettneri leaves against Cutibacterium acnes-induced acne

The hydroethanolic extract of Aloe buettneri was assessed for its anti-acne activity in a Cutibacterium acnes-induced acne model in rats as part of this study. Conventional therapies for acne often entail serious side effects. Total phenols, quantified using the Folin-Ciocalteu method, were found to be at a concentration of 16 ± 0.3 mg GAE/g, while total flavonoids, determined using the aluminum chloride method,...

Author(s): Affo Dermane, Bignoate Kombate, Kossi Metowogo and Kwashie Eklu-Gadegbeku

January 2024

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Environmental management policies, practices and compliance with National and International Standards in the Eastern Industrial Park, Dukem Town, Ethiopia

An environmental policy is a written statement describing an organization’s mission in relation to environmental impacts of its operational activities. However, many industries of developing country fail to implement their environmental policy. The problem also manifested in certain industrial parks of Ethiopia. Hence, this study intended to examine environmental management policies, practices and compliance in...

Author(s): Bekele Girma Ayele  

January 2024

Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology
Epidemiology and association of risk factors with molecular data of oral cancer in Senegal sub-Sahara region

Oral cavity cancers appear to be more common among head and neck cancers (HNCs). Its incidence and etiology vary from country to country. In this study, the aim is to describe the epidemiological profile and emerge the risk factors for oral cancer in Senegal and their association with genetic alterations. The study is prospective and was conducted on 54 patients and 54 controls. Epidemiological and clinicopathological...

Author(s): Mame Diarra Samb, Fatimata Mbaye, Henri Diatta, Mouhamadou Makhtar Ndiaye, Silly Toure and Mbacke Sembene  

January 2024

Botswana Journal of Economics
Impact of treasury single account on corruption in the Nigerian public sector

This research looked at the impact of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) on the degree of corruption in Nigeria's public sector. The study was driven by the rising amount of public corruption, in which several agencies maintained numerous accounts without accountability. To combat this threat, the federal government implemented the TSA strategy. The question is, how does the Treasury Single Account Policy affect...

Author(s): Ojapinwa Taiwo Victor, and Ojo Tope Joshua  

January 2024

International Journal of Livestock Production
Major hoof and musculoskeletal disorders of cart pulling mules with special reference to lameness in Bahir Dar town, northwestern Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bahir Dar town, Northwestern Ethiopia, to quantify the major hoof and musculoskeletal disorders of cart mules and identify their predisposing factors. Both physical examinations of 250 cart mules and a questionnaire survey of 174 volunteer cart owners or drivers were used. The overall prevalence of gait problems was 18.8%, of which 83% were lameness, 6.3% staggering gait, and...

Author(s): Dagmawit Atalel, Kassaye Aragaw and Berhanu Mekibib  

January 2024

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Professional competence and extension service delivery in Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa

The purpose of this study was to assess the extension practitioners' demonstration of professional competencies in extension service delivery to small-holder farmers in the Thulamela municipality. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design. The assessment was conducted by soliciting the views of 80 crop and animal farmers in the municipality who were serviced by extension practitioners that had undergone...

Author(s): Afful D. B. and Mudzanani F. F.  

January 2024

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
The influence of socio-economic household characteristics on farmer resilience to climate change in Northern Ghana

Approaches to improved resilience of small-farmers due to the effects of climate change are of critical concern. This study investigates the socio-economic factors that influence small-scale farmers’ on-farm resilience in northern Ghana using seven resilient approaches adopted in the study area. Using a multi-stage sampling approach, a total of 300 small-scale farmers were interviewed. A bivariate analysis...

Author(s): Benjamin Bilalam Jabik  

January 2024

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Land degradation and possible mitigation measures in Ethiopia: A review

Land degradation is considered an important topic of the 21st century, associated with the decline in soil fertility, and has become a serious threat to agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Land degradation is widely recognized as reducing agricultural potential and contributing to ongoing food insecurity and rural poverty. The economy of Ethiopia is primarily based on agriculture, and Ethiopia has...

Author(s): Belay Asnake  

January 2024

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Effect of transformational leadership on data-informed instruction and student achievement

The purpose of the study was to better understand the extent to which middle school principals' transformational leadership styles affect teachers' data-informed instruction, the influence of teachers' data-informed instruction on middle school student achievement, and the extent to which transformational leaders affect student achievement through data-informed instruction. Therefore, for this study, survey...

Author(s): Beverly Cheri Neal

January 2024

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Perception of the preferences of the links in the Spider plant (Cleome gynandra L.) value chain in Burkina Faso

Spider plant (Cleome gynandra L, Cleomaceae) is used in many parts of the world as an emergency crop, enabling populations to survive periods of hunger and famine. It is a leafy vegetable much appreciated by local populations, whose tender leaves and stems are used to prepare a variety of local dishes. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the perceptions and preferences of stakeholders in the C. gynandra L....

Author(s): SAKANDE Boureima, ZIDA Wendpagnagdé Félicien Marie Serge, SORY Siédou, KIEBRE Zakaria and BATIONO/KANDO Pauline  

January 2024

Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management
Early warning, conflict, and conflict resolution in the sports enterprises

The study investigated the awareness of early warning, conflict management strategies, and their application in resolving conflicts within the sports industry in Nigeria, addressing three research questions and a hypothesis. The research employed a correlational design method, utilizing a logically validated 20-item self-structured questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.88. Data were collected from...

Author(s): Franz U. Atare

January 2024

Scientific Research and Essays
Production of feed grade L-lysine using solid state fermentation for the Nigerian market

L-Lysine, an essential amino acid crucial for both human and animal nutrition, serves as a valuable medicament and additive in animal feed. Nigeria annually imports significant quantities of L-lysine to support its animal feed industry. In developing countries like Nigeria, a viable biotechnological approach for L-lysine production involves solid-state fermentation. This method not only offers environmental advantages...

Author(s): Nyerhovwo J. Tonukari, Egoamaka O. Egbune, Akpovwehwee A. Anigboro, Daniel A. Ehwarieme, Theresa Ezedom, Innocent Orhonigbe and Eferhire Aganbi  

January 2024

Journal of AIDS and HIV Research
Triggers of sub-optimal HIV viral load suppression amongst vulnerable children on ART in parts of Lagos State Nigeria: Experience of USAID supported ICHSSA-2 project

HIV remains a disease of public health importance, with an estimated 39.0 million people living with the virus globally as of 2022. The Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is implementing the Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award (ICHSSA-2) project in Lagos with support from USAID. Triggers of unsuppressed viral load were examined among HIV-infected children and adolescents enrolled in the...

Author(s): Iwuala F., Mobereade A. J., Magaji D., Alawode G. O., Brodrick-Shehu E. O., Johnson I., Ayeni O. O., Idoko E. and Osinowo K.  

January 2024

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Helminth parasites transmission between species of ruminants in urban and peri-urban areas of Ada’a district of Central Ethiopia

A study on gastrointestinal helminth parasites (GIHPs) in cattle and sheep was conducted from January 2021 to December 2021 in the urban and peri-urban areas of the Ada’a District of Central Ethiopia. The aim was to estimate the prevalence of GIHPs and associated risk factors, and to assess community awareness of anthelmintic treatment practices for the control of parasitic diseases. The methodology comprised of...

Author(s): Gebeyehu Alkadir, Dinka Ayana, Guta Wakjira, and Tesfaye Fatalo

January 2024

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The impact of IFRS 9 on listed companies in China

With the intensification of world economic integration, IFRS has become more widely used through continuous innovation and reform. It quickly became the goal of the gradual unification of domestic accounting standards. On November 12, 2009, the IASB issued a different version of the former International Financial Reporting Standard for financial assets in accounting operations classification and measurement, namely IFRS...

Author(s): Cristiane Benetti, Joshua Onome Imoniana Cao Yuqing, Renato Guimaraes and Luciane Reginato  

January 2024

Journal of African Studies and Development
Assessing the economic impacts of foreign aid expenditure in West Africa: An empirical analysis of the effects of aid expenditure on economic growth

The economic impacts of foreign aid expenditure in developing countries remain a debatable topic in economics. Although extensive research has been conducted on this topic, no theoretical or empirical conclusion has been reached. Empirical studies conducted on this topic mostly suffer from endogeneity problems and failed to capture the effects of armed conflict on the efficiency of aid expenditure. Using Seemingly...

Author(s): James Francis Davis

January 2024

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Soil physicochemical properties and macroarthropod abundance across two segments of a temperate forest in Darma Valley, Kumaun Himalaya, India

The study focused on soil macroarthropods, exploring their characteristics, environmental interactions, and role in soil nutrient dynamics—a subject that has been relatively understudied. To fill this gap, research was conducted in a temperate forest of Darma Valley, District Pithoragarh, Kumaun Himalaya, India. The forest was divided into two segments: A (disturbed) and B (undisturbed), based on anthropogenic...

Author(s): Priya Bisht, Pardeep Kumar Sharma, Narendra Singh Lotani, Chandra Singh Negi

January 2024

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Spatio-temporal infestation dynamics and influence of silvicultural pruning on shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn. C.F.) to control Loranthaceae parasites in northern Côte d'Ivoire

Parasitic plants of the Loranthaceae family are responsible for the loss of shea trees, limiting fruit production and the survival of shea parklands in northern Côte d'Ivoire. The study aims to quantify the frequency of infestation by Loranthaceae from 2019 to 2021 and to assess the impact of silvicultural pruning techniques on the recrudescence of infestations. The methodology consisted of successively...

Author(s): Saraka Didier Martial Yao, Jean Simon Konan Assouman, Wentoin Alimata Marie Pierre Daramcoum, Seydou Sandona Coulibaly, Kpagni Antoine Ble, Eric-Blanchard Zadjehi Koffi and Nafan Diarrassouba

January 2024

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Factors associated with tuberculosis among people who inject drugs (IDUs) in Senegal in 2022

Drug use is a major public health issue. It can promote the transmission of infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with tuberculosis among injecting drug users supervised at the addiction treatment center in Dakar. This was a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study in injecting drug users supervised at the Addictology Unit of Fann Hospital from January 1st, 2015 to...

Author(s): Mbayang Ndiaye, Amadou Ibra Diallo, Idrissa B. A., Mouhamadou Faly Ba, Fatoumata Bintou Diongue and Adama Faye,  

January 2024

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Health needs assessment of urban areas and the key interventions: A case study of Nairobi City County

Urbanization has led to complex challenges in healthcare in many cities globally. This study involved a health needs assessment of Nairobi City County to elucidate the health dynamics among the diverse Nairobi City population. The health needs assessment encompassed profiling the Nairobi City County population, identifying the prevailing health priorities, and recommending strategic interventions. The findings show high...

Author(s): Martha W. Kiarie-Makara and Collince Odero Omondi

January 2024

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Prevalence and determinants of repeat pregnancy among adolescent girls in selected health areas of the Limbe Health District of Cameroon: A community-based cross-sectional study

Repeat pregnancy is a significant public health concern due to its association with adverse maternal and child health outcomes. Understanding the factors contributing to repeat pregnancy is crucial for developing effective interventions and improving reproductive health services. This study aims to provide valuable insights into the prevalence and determinants of repeat pregnancy in the Limbe Health District, which can...

Author(s): Chrisantus E. Ukah,Vanessa Tabe Orock-Benem, Claudine M. Shei, Claudia N. Ngeha, Franck Donald T. Nangue, Syveline Z. Dang, Myra M. Mande and Malika Ekeme

January 2024

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers in the Limbe Health district of Cameroon

Several efforts are made to control spread of COVID-19. Vaccines are one of the tools currently used to control spread of the disease. This study aimed to assess the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and determinants among healthcare workers in the Limbe health district of Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 405 health workers in selected health facilities. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to...

Author(s): Chrisantus E Ukah, Joshua Tambe, Elvis A Tanue, Claudia N Ngeha, Claudine M Shei Tabe Orock-Benim Vanessa, Mirabelle Pandong Feguem, Dickson S Nsagha  

January 2024

Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research
Orange peel powder and cypress ash affecting bean weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus) and preserving seed viability

Common bean Phaseolus vulgaris is highly attacked during storage by Acanthoscelides obtectus which reduces seeds quantity, quality and germination rate. Due to the hazards of synthetic chemicals to humans and the environment, there is a need to promote the application of phytochemicals. Orange peel powder, cypress leaf ash and their mixture were assessed against A. obtectus and to determine their influence on seed...

Author(s): Katamssadan Haman Tofel, Divine Nsobinenyui, Linus Nkwain, Wini Jean Goudoungou, and Elias Nchiwan Nukenine  

January 2024

African Journal of Bacteriology Research
Description of carbapenemase variants type OXA-181 and NDM-5 in clinical isolates of Enterobacteria in Senegal

Antibiotic resistance is a global scourge. Carbapenems are one remedy for treating infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing enterobacterales. Unfortunately, carbapenemase-producing enterobacterales (EPC) are emerging. In Senegal, the epidemiology of carbapenem resistance genes needs to be updated. From January 2019 to July 2022, 240 enterobacteria were selected from Fann Hospital (Dakar)...

Author(s): Habibou Sarr, Aissatou Ahmet Niang, Amadou Diop, Fatoumata Diallo, Baidy Dieye, Mba El hadji Bambo Diakhaby, Rokhaya Diagne, Roughyatou Ka, Mouhamadou Lamine Dia and Ahmad Iyane Sow  

January 2024

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Molecular identification of Metarhabditis rainai (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) infecting fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on maize in Ghana

The primary management strategy against the invasive fall armyworm (FAW) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on maize in Ghana involves the application of synthetic insecticides. However, this approach has raised concerns related to human, animal and ecological health, prompting the exploration of alternative, environmentally friendly management strategies. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) have shown efficacy against FAW and...

Author(s): Yaw Danso, Joseph Adomako, Ruth Prempeh, Aboagye Benjamin Danso, Wadie Blankson Amoabeng, Kofi Frimpong-Anin, Bismark Abugri and Brandford Moses Mochiah

January 2024

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Impact of waste vehicle tyres incineration and heavy metals contamination of soil in some locations in Lafia, Nasarawa State

This study was carried out in Lafia, to determine metallic pollution in soils due to incineration of tyre on the soils at different layers and the effect of pH on the heavy metals leaching. Soil composite samples were collected from 5 identified locations (Shabu, Wakwa Alhaji, Ombi1, Tudun Amba and Akurba) manually at various depths, 0-10, 11-20 and 21-30 cm using a stainless-steel hand auger. Atomic Absorption...

Author(s): Joseph Ikwebe and Christopher David Bando,

January 2024

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
An assessment of health care waste generation rates in public, faith-based and private health facilities in Douala, Littoral Region of Cameron

Healthcare wastes are potentially dangerous to both humans and the environment due to their unique characteristics. The quantity generated continues to increase in varying proportions across different healthcare facilities, partly based on ownership and management styles, which represent significant constraints on healthcare delivery. This study assessed healthcare waste generation rates and management systems in eleven...

Author(s): Noela E Kazeem and Veronica E Manga

January 2024

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Revitalizing maize production through managing biological N fixation, soil acidification and nitrous oxide emission from legumes in tropics

Legume associations address challenges related to soil fertility and land degradation commonly encountered in maize monocultures. However, it's important to note that legumes contribute to the production of both nitrous oxide (N2O) and hydrogen ions (H+). In our examination of 693 manuscripts published between 1941 and 2023 to document the benefits of legumes in maize-based cropping systems, we identified and...

Author(s): Daniel Markos and Tarekegn Yoseph

January 2024

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Evolution of public-private partnerships in Zimbabwe's state universities

Despite persuasive heuristics and pragmatic promotion for the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to infuse dynamism into public sector infrastructure development, little is known about their progress in Zimbabwe's state universities. This study traces the evolution and validation of PPPs as an alternative funding option for the development of educational infrastructure in Zimbabwean state universities and...

Author(s): Charles Massimo, Paul Mavima and Jeffrey Kurebwa

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