Community perceptions of environmental indicators for management of wetland important bird areas in Kenya

Despite their importance, wetlands are facing a crisis due to anthropogenic factors as well as natural phenomenas. One of the measures to address the challenges being faced by wetlands is to develop indicators. Unforunately to date, indicator development has largely been driven by the scientific community to the exclusion of the local people who are dependent on these wetlands.

Water resource management in upper Ewaso Ng'iro North catchment Strategies for actor collaboration

The Ewaso Ng'iro River basin, the largest of the six basins in Kenya suffers from water scarcity. Rainfall is low and unreliable and poorly distributed. The basin consists of both arable and arid lands but arid zone occupies the largest portion. The poor water management both at local and institutional levels are due to uncoordinated activities resulting in conflicts among water users on one hand and water managers on the other. The paper analyses the roles of the different water actors, their areas of collaboration, and possible conflicts.

The marketing of sheep and goats from two pastoral systems in Kenya

The problem of sub-optimal offtake of sheep and boats from the maasai production system is investigated. The study uses a comparative approach, taking the Baringo livestock production system as an example from which offtake of sheep and goats has largely been commercialised. Forty-six livestock producers (sellers) and fifty-six buyers were interviewed as they transacted livestock at the Baringo and Kajiado markets. A structure - Conduct - Performance model has been applied in comparing the results.

Risk of contamination of cattle carcasses with Escherichia coli O157 from slaughterhouses in Nairobi, Kenya

The study was carried out in three abattoirs supplying meat to butcheries in Nairobi and its environs. The objectives ofthe study were to assess the level of contamination of carcasses with Escherichia coli 0157 in the slaughterhouses, determine the critical control points and train the slaughterhouse managers on practices that would reduce carcass contamination. Three slaughterhouses with different levels of hygiene control, classified as 'export', 'improved local' and 'typical local', were selected.

The Structure and financing Of Health Care in Kenya

Emerging from the discussion in this chapter (i.e. on the health structure and policies), it can be said that in order for the objective of 'health for 211' to be achieved, the government will have to integrate health into the overall socio-economic development and match it up with action. Since it is evident that non public health providers are an important source of treatment in the country, the government need to closely co-ordinate this sector and have it integrated into its health-care system.

The Determinants Of Health-Seeking Behavior In A Nairobi Slum, Kenya

Although studies have previously been done in Kenya on health care demand, it has hitherto not been clear how health seeking behavior due to illness is affected by information on health care quality and by quality variation conditional on this information. Moreover, despite in-depth studies on health seeking behavior in Kenyan rural areas, similar studies in urban areas are missing. There are no econometric studies on health cared demand in slums in Kenya.

The Role of Herbalists in the Prevention and Control AIDS of HIV/AIDS in Kenya

This paper reports the detailed results of a study of the impact of the Health Workers for Change (HWFC) workshop series on clients' perceptions of health services, relationships within the health centre and relations between the health facility and the district health system. The study was carried out in three stages: baseline, intervention and evaluation over a period of 20 months. Data, both qualitative and quantitative, were collected at three levels: client, facility and system.

Problems of Public Health Importance Associated with Irrigation

With increase in world population and subsequent increase in demand for food, the role of irrigation as a means of meeting this demand is bound to increase. Sources of irrigation water are surface and ground water, and reused wastewater. Irrigation though important in improving world food security can also have several adverse effects on the environment and on public health. These effects arise from the source and quality of irrigation water, the irrigation method and the run-off from the irrigated land.

Management education for the healt profesionals in kenya, The case of the college of health sciences, University of Nairobi

As you read this, there are thousands of professional, paramedical and allied health workers - rural midwives, clinical officers, health educaters, doctors, nurses, research scientists and health administrators, to mention a few, who are working with one major goal in mind - the betterment of the health of Kenyas The health personnel carry out their task in different working environments - dispensaries, health centers, hospital, and homes - with varying human, material and financial resources at their disposal

The Somali and the camel: Ecology, management and economics

The Somali are one of the multi-state communities of Eastern Africa. Somalia is their main state, but they also occupy a large part of Djibuoti, northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia rangelands, loosely referred to as arid and semiarid lands (ASAL). Unpredictable rainfall, long periods of drought, limited water, and inadequate knowledge and technology of water resource management characterize the ASAL.

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