Background: Community health workers (CHWs) play key roles in delivering health programmes in many countries worldwide. CHW programmes can improve coverage of maternal and child health services for the most disadvantaged and remote communities, leading to substantial benefits for mothers and children.
Two biotypes of the invasive species, Chromolaena odorata are known to be present in Africa, viz. the Asian/West African biotype (AWAB) and the southern African biotype (SAB). Although the phytochemistry, ethnomedicinal and ethnopharmacological relevance of the AWAB has been elucidated, the SAB plants have received little or no attention.
Respondents (n = 180) from Mutale municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa, were interviewed so as to assess the factors affecting the use of medicinal herbs in treatment of livestock diseases. A significantly greater proportion of males (79.8%) than females (52.7%) preferred a combination of treatment methods (P < 0.05).
Attrition of student nurses is increasingly gaining attention in the context of chronic shortage of nurses globally. Nursing education institutions are implementing a range of student support interventions to address student dropout. Literature however shows that most of the existing interventions are not comprehensive and they focus on addressing the pathology by fixing students problems.
Decades after its original publication, Year of Fire, Year of Ash still stands as one of the leading accounts of the 1976-77 Soweto Revolt, one of the most significant acts of resistance in the history of the South African anti-apartheid movement.
This article argues that religious beliefs significantly influence a community’s understanding
and experience of climate change adaptation, indicating the need for an inclusion of such
information in climate change adaptation education. Data were collected using the Q-method,
whereby recurring statements were identified from semi-structured interviews with
Last year, 1985, the 30th anniversary of the Freedom Charter,
saw an impressive regrouping, through the United Democratic
Front, of political forces which identify with the Congress
Alliance of the 1950s and with the Freedom Charter itself to
which this movement gave birth. It seems appropriate then, at
Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology, for instance, take on specific forms in Africa's postcolonial struggles.
Concerns regarding the conservation of medicinal plant species are receiving much attention due to overharvesting
and exploitation. Medicinal plant harvesting is a global concern as plants are the source of the majority
of medicines, either traditional or western, in the world. Millions of U.S. dollars of plant material are being
This study investigates the pattern of use of traditional and alternative healers among psychiatric patients in Nelson Mandela Metropole. An interview schedule was applied to 254 subjects at six sites, enquiring about consultations with traditional and alternative healers in the past year. Multivariate analysis was performed to determine predictors of consultation.