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  • Respiratory physiology training in Tanzania: need to focus on primary respiratory care 

    Mashalla, Yohana; Massele, Amos; Njelekela, Marina; Mamuya, Simon (Academic Journals; www.academicjournals.org, 2011-05)
    Effective management of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by General Practitioners is likely to be compromised by respiratory physiology training that has main focus on acute respiratory diseases with high ...
  • A cross-sectional study of HPV vaccine acceptability in Gaborone, Botswana 

    DiAngi, Yumi Taylor; Panozzo, Catherine A.; Ramogola-Masire, Doreen; Steenhoff, Andrew P.; Brewer, Noel T. (Public Library of Science, http://www.plosone.org/, 2011-10-25)
    Background Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Botswana and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. We sought to examine whether HPV vaccine is acceptable among parents in Botswana, which recently licensed ...
  • The meaning, lived experiences and intentions for safer sex communication among young Batswana women in dyadic relationships 

    Magowe, Mabel K.M. (Scientific Research, www.scirp.org/, 2012)
    Increased heterosexual transmission of HIV among young women and their difficulties with safer sex com- munication calls for women-focused research. This qualitative phenomenological study explored the mean- ing and lived ...
  • Community perceptions of eye diseases among 14-40 year olds in Chiota, Zimbabwe 

    Tapera, Roy; Chipendo, Geraldine Nyasha; January, James; Dube, Blessing (Taylor & Francis, www.taylorandfrancis.com/, 2012-10)
    It is estimated that 1% of the Zimbabwean population is blind with half of these cases being attributed to causes other than cataracts and that 80% of these causes are avoidable. A cross sectional survey was carried out ...
  • Potential for the specialty of Family Medicine in Botswana: a discussion paper 

    Parsons, Luise; Rijken, Taatske; Mbuka, Deogratias O.; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (AOSIS; http://www.aosis.co.za/publishing, 2012-10-31)
    Family Medicine is developing rapidly as a medical and academic specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. The multifactorial policy drivers are not well described, but include population health needs, the World Health Organisation’s ...
  • Training hospital providers in basic CPR skills in Botswana: acquisition, retention and impact of novel training techniques 

    Tsima, Billy; Meaney, Peter A.; Sutton, Robert M.; Steenhoff, Andrew P.; Shilkofski, Nicole; Boulet, John R.; Davis, Amanda; Kestler, Andrew M.; Church, Kasey K.; Niles, Dana E.; Irving, Sharon Y.; Mazhani, Loeto; Nadkarni, Vinay M. (Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2012-12)
    Objective—Globally, one third of deaths each year are from cardiovascular diseases, yet no strong evidence supports any specific method of CPR instruction in a resource-limited setting. We hypothesized that both existing ...
  • Why there is an inverse primary-care law in Africa 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Moosa, Shabir; Wojczewski, Silvia; Hoffmann, Kathryn; Poppe, Annelien; Peersman, Wim; Willcox, Merlin; Maier, Manfred; Derese, Anselme; Mant, David (Elsevier; https://www.elsevier.com/, 2013)
    Many low-income and middle-income countries are now pursuing ambitious plans for universal primary care, but are failing to deliver adequate care quality because of intractable human resource problems—eg, in Uganda in 2009, ...
  • Impediments for the uptake of the Botswana Government’s male circumcision initiative for HIV prevention 

    Sabone, Motshedisi; Magowe, Mabel; Busang, Lesego; Moalosi, Jonathan; Binagwa, Benjamin; Mwambona, Janet (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, https://www.hindawi.com/, 2013)
    Botswana remains one of the countries with high prevalence of HIV infection with a population prevalence rate of 17.6 in 2008. In 2009, the Ministry of Health launched male circumcision as an additional strategy to the ...
  • Scenarios in HIV/AIDS prevention research: insights from literature and research in Botswana 

    Magowe, Mabel K.M. (Scientific Research,www.scirp.org/, 2013)
    The difficulties in communication about sexuality- related matters in HIV prevention require appropri- ate research approaches. Scenarios can be useful in qualitative, quantitative research methods and inter- ventions ...
  • Partnering with Batswana youth and families for HIV and AIDS prevention 

    Seloilwe, Esther; Magowe, Mabel; Dithole, Kefalotse; Kgosikwena, Billy; Kokoro, Elijah; Lesaane, Dipuo; St. Lawrence, Janet S. (Scientific Research,www.scirp.org/, 2013)
    Introduction: This qualitative study triangulated data from adolescents, parents, and key informants in Gaborone, Botswana on adolescents’ risks for HIV infection, STIs and pregnancy, the types of relationships they get ...
  • Consensus recommendations for the prevention of cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Adewole, I.F.; Abauleth, Y.R.; Adoubi, I.; Amorissani, F.; Anorlu, R.I.; Awolude, O.A.; Botha, H.; Byamugisha, J.K.; Cisse, L.; Diop, M.; Doh, S.; Fabamwo, A.O.; Gahouma, D.; Galadanci, H.S.; Githanga, D.; Magure, T.M.; Mabogunje, C.; Mbuthia, J.; Muchiri, L.w.; Ndiaye, O.; Nyakabau, A.M.; Ojwang, S.B.O.; Ramogola-Masire, D.; Sekyere, O.; Smith, T.H.; Taulo, F.O.G.; Wewege, A.; Wiredu, E.; Yarosh, O. (MedPharm Publications (Medical Pharmaceutical Publishers), http://www.sajgo.co.za/, 2013)
    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that more than 200 million females older than 15 years are at risk in this ...
  • Use of oxytocin during caesarean section at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana: an audit of clinical practice 

    Tsima, Billy M.; Madzimbamuto, Farai D.; Mash, Bob (AOSIS, www.aosis.co.za/publishing, 2013-02-26)
    Background: Oxytocin is widely used for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. In the setting of Caesarean section (CS), the dosage and mode of administrating oxytocin differs according to different guidelines. Inappropriate ...
  • Microbiology of urinary tract infections in Gaborone, Botswana 

    Goldfarb, David M.; Renuart, Andrew J.; Mokomane, Margaret; Tawanana, Ephraim O.; Narasimhamurthy, Mohan; Steenhoff, Andrew P.; Silverman, Jonathan A. (Public Library Science, https://phys.org/partners/public-library-of-science/, 2013-03)
    Objective: The microbiology and epidemiology of UTI pathogens are largely unknown in Botswana, a high prevalence HIV setting. Using laboratory data from the largest referral hospital and a private hospital, we describe the ...
  • Shaping the role of sub-Saharan African Nurses and Midwives: stakeholder’s perceptions of the Nurses’ and Midwives’ tasks and roles 

    Seboni, Naomi M.; Magowe, Mabel K.M.; Uys, Leana R.; Suh, Mary Bi; Djeko, Komba N.; Moumouni, Haouaou (AOSIS, http://aosis.co.za/, 2013-05-31)
    To explore the role expectations of different stakeholders in the health care system on the roles and tasks that nurses and midwives perform, in order to clarify and strengthen these roles and shape the future of nursing ...
  • Knowledge of computer vision syndrome among computer users in the workplace in Abuja, Nigeria 

    Mashalla, Y.J.; Akinbinu, T.R. (Academic Journals; www.academicjournals.org, 2013-09)
    Quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the level of knowledge and extent of computer vision syndrome (CVS) among computer users at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Abuja, ...
  • The role of red blood cells in enhancing or preventing HIV and other diseases 

    Motswaledi, Modisa S.; Kasvosve, Ishmael; Oguntibeju, Oluwafemi O. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hihttpsndawi_Publishing_Corporation, 2013-10-10)
    To highlight the apparently neglected role of erythrocyte antigens in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially HIV, with the prime objective of stimulating research in this area. Method. A literature search was ...
  • Correlates of unintended pregnancy in Ethiopia: results from a national survey 

    Habte, Dereje; Teklu, Sisay; Melese, Tadele; Magafu, Mgaywa G. M. D. (Public Library Science; https://www.plos.org/, 2013-12)
    Background: Unintended pregnancy has been a major reproductive health challenge in resource poor settings including Ethiopia. It has adverse consequences to the mother, child and the health sector’s resources. Understanding ...
  • Asthma prevalence, knowledge and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania 

    Mashalla, Yohana; Shimwela, Meshack; Mwita, Julius C.; Mwandri, Michael; Rwegerera, Godfrey M.; Mugusi, Ferdinand (BioMed Central// https://www.biomedcentral.com, 2014)
    Background: Asthma is a common chronic disease of childhood that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of asthma among secondary school pupils in urban and rural areas ...
  • The clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma presenting to Botswana healthcare facilities: an observational study 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Falama, Rosemary; Mongwa, Matlhogonolo; Mutapanduwa, Mishell; Baemisi, Chao; Brealey, Evelyn; Lehasa, Alice; Josiah, Engelinah; Jankowski, Deborah; Jackson, Daniel J.; Razai, Mohammad S.; White, Andrew J.; Kerr-Muir, Malcolm G.; Ngondi, Jeremiah M.; Martin, Keith R. (BMJ Publishing Group//www.bmjgroup.com, 2014)
    This study aimed to establish the clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma attending eye care facilities in Botswana, and management of glaucoma among patients who received care in these facilities. The study ...
  • Human resources for health in Botswana: the results of in-country database and reports analysis 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Peersman, Wim; Willcox, Merlin; Mash, Robert; Phaladze, Nthabiseng (AOSIS//http://www.aosis.co.za/publishing, 2014)
    Botswana is a large middle-income country in Southern Africa with a population of just over two million. Shortage of human resources for health is blamed for the inability to provide high quality accessible health services. ...