The pharmaceutical industry in Kenya

Kenya's Pharmaceutical sector has grown significantly since 1936. Most of the manufacturing units were established in the 1970's. Currently, the sector is dominated by foreign firms. This study investigates various issues that have proven significant in the development of the Pharmaceutical sector in other Less Developed Countries (LDCs) . These issues relate to technology transfer, capacity utilisation, transfer pricing, use of generic and brandnames, bulk purchasing, and protection of local manufacturers.

Structure, conduct and performance of Kisumu fish marketing stystem

The study analyzed the structure. conduct and performance of Kisumu fish marketing system. with the aim of understanding the organi7ation of the market. the role of marketing mlddlemen. their capital outlay. costs and returns and how these relate to consumer price of fISh. The study also assessed sources of supply of fish and the respective distribution channels. Three areas of the fish marketing system were focused on. First. the structure of the market was analv7ed in four aspects. namely: market concentration. product differentiation.

Knowledge and usage of dietary supplements, and dietary patterns of gym users in Nairobi

Little has been documented about use of dietary supplements in Kenya despite their increase in popularity. Hence a study was conducted to provide information on prevalence of dietary supplements use, knowledge and hence consumption patterns among the gym users in Nairobi. A descriptive cross sectional survey was carried out among 402 adult gym users from nineteen gyms located in Nairobi in November 2010.

Population dynamics of soil microorganisms in termite mounds in Kenya

The effect of termite activity on physical and chemical properties was examined in this study. Mainly the genus M. michelseni was investigated on six ’live' and six ’dead' mounds at a site belonging to International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology at Kajiado. A few other mounds were selected from Kibini, Emali, Magadi and Ruaraka. The soil analysis indicated that cation exchange capacity, calcium, magnesium and clay contents in the mound soil resembled those of the subsoil. The findings support earlier reports that the genus Macrtotermes uses the subsoil for mound construction.

Role of social media in enhancing public diplomacy: a case study of the U.S.

The wide spread diffusion of the internet, mobile communication, digital media and a variety of social software tools throughout the world has transformed the communication system into interactive horizontal networks that connect the local and global. New form of social media cater to the flow of messages from many to many. They have provided alternative mediums for citizens communication and participatory pluralism. In my view diplomats are very good at reserving the traditions of their profession .

Objective Evaluation Of Quality Changes In Stored Sheet Potatoes

Physical and chemical changes in sweet potato roots were studied with regard to seguential harvesting time and various traditional and conventional storage conditions. Nutritional constitution and cooking characteristics were also considered in three selected cultivars. In addition, objective evaluation of changes in textural properties of stored roots and the degradation kinetics of vitamin constituents were investigated. Increases in weight, specific gravity and dry matter content of the Cv.

Motivation, Performance And Motivating Factors Of Community Health Workers In Siakago Community Based Health Care Programme

Lack of a reward system for community health workers (CHWs) is of major concern in many community based health care programmes as this reduces the effectiveness of CHWs or makes them stop work. This study was meant to give a starting point in laying down guidelines for a systematic reward system, for the CHWs, when planning the implementation of a community based health care (CBHC) programme. The study was carried out in the Siakago CBHC programme in Embu District, of Kenya. The programme was started in 1986 through the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization collaboration.

A Study of Drying Behaviour of Potato Slices

Potato (Solarium tuberosum) is an underexploited tuber with promising economic value and the potential to help ease the world food problem. It produces more calories per unit area of land than other tropical root crops and tubers. For practical and efficient utilization, it must be processed into ration dense, stable forms. A study was made to process the Desiree variety into dried slices which could be stored at tropical ambient conditions for at least one year. The quality of the air dried slices were evaluated. Results indicate this approach to be feasible.

The impact of child feeding practices on the nutritional status of children 0-24 months in Belet Hawa district, Gedo Region Somalia

Despite food ration distribution, presence of feeding programmes and provision of free health care, during emergencies, malnutrition and morbidity persist and constitute a threat to child survival, growth and development in Somalia. In this regard factors responsible for affecting child health and nutritional status namely; morbidity, mortality and food consumption patterns in Belet-hawa district of Somalia, have been investigated by Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies.

Challenges to unmarried adolescent motherhood: A case study of Masaba South subcounty, Kisii county, Kenya.

The study examined the challenges in unmarried adolescent motherhood in Masaba South Sub County, Kisii County. Its main purpose was to establish the challenges in unmarried adolescent motherhood and to find all the impacts and thereby recommend ways in helping the situation and finally to identify and explain how these unmarried adolescent mothers cope and adopt in these challenges they face. Quantitative data were collected using structured questionnaires for individuals. The respondents were young mothers aged 15-19 years, who had had their first pregnancy between ages 13-19 years.

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