(East African journal of public health[TA])
- A retrospective study on the unseen epidemic of road traffic injuries and deaths due to accidents in Mwanza City - Tanzania. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):487-92
- CONCLUSIONS: Among all RTAs the leading cause of injuries is Motor cycle traffic accidents followed by motor vehicle. RTAs are on increase particularly the motor cycle traffic accidents and has claimed a good number of innocent people's lives however most of them are preventable, therefore driving course to be introduced to motor cycle drivers with emphasize on the road posters signal, rules and regular checkup of their motor cycles especially commercial motor cycle.
- Challenges towards realization of health care sector goals of Tanzania development vision 2025: training and deployment of graduate human resource for health. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):476-86
- CONCLUSIONS: For the vision 2025 health care sector goals to be realized well devised strategies on raising its awareness in the training institutions is recommended. Quality livelihood as stated in vision 2025 will be a forgotten dream if the challenges facing the training and deployment of graduate level HRH will not be addressed timely. It is the authors' view that reduction of donor dependency syndrome, extension of retirement age for academic Staffs in the training institutions for health and synergizing the training and deployment of the graduate level HRH can be among the initial strategies towards addressing these challenges.
- A descriptive analysis of the institutional frameworks for disaster management in Uganda: structures, functions and gaps. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):469-75
- CONCLUSIONS: The institutional framework for disaster management in Uganda needs to be strengthened at all levels through initiation of the relevant structures, training, and resource allocation so that they develop disaster management plans.
- Performance of district disaster management teams after undergoing an operational level planners' training in Uganda. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):459-68
- CONCLUSIONS: The most common disaster experienced disasters related to outbreaks of diseases in man, animals and crops. The most frequently applied capabilities were response management and provision of emergency health services. The activities most frequently implemented following disaster management teams training were conducting planning meetings, refinement of plans and dissemination of skills gained. The main challenges were related to limited budget allocations and legal frameworks for disaster management that should be addressed by both central and local governments.
- Regional approach to building operational level capacity for disaster planning: the case of the Eastern Africa region. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):447-58
- CONCLUSIONS: University partnerships are an effective method to build district-level disaster planning capacity. Use of a regional network created a standardized approach across six countries.
- Use of the Automated Disaster and Emergency Planning Tool in developing district level public health emergency operating procedures in three East African countries. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):439-46
- CONCLUSIONS: The ADEPT can be used relatively easily, quickly and inexpensively at the sub-national levels to develop emergency operating procedures to improve disaster management. Although the ADEPT enables district disaster response teams to generate their disaster response plans, the use of the ADEPT may be hampered by lack of computer skills and knowledge of MS computer programme by district personnel in resource limited settings.
- Prioritization of disasters and their management in Rwanda. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):428-38
- CONCLUSIONS: Rwanda has established a legal and institutional framework for disasters management. There is a need to build capacity in disaster management at operational level (District).
- Achievements and challenges of resource allocation for health in a decentralized system in Tanzania: perspectives of national and district level officers. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):416-27
- CONCLUSIONS: This study has identified achievements that should be further nurtured and challenges that should be worked on for the improvement of the decentralized health system. Thus, as a way forward, it is recommended that the equitable allocation of resources should go beyond the recurrent costs for the delivery of health services.
- Hazard analysis of Arid and semi-Arid (ASAL) regions of Kenya. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):410-5
- This paper describes a situationanalysis on hazards in the Arid and semi-Arid lands of Kenya. The leading hazards affecting the Arid and semi-arid lands are mainly natural and include among others dr...
This paper describes a situationanalysis on hazards in the Arid and semi-Arid lands of Kenya. The leading hazards affecting the Arid and semi-arid lands are mainly natural and include among others drought, floods, and landslides. Other hazards of importance were found to be war and conflict, HIV/AIDS and fires. Over 80% of these are weather related.
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- Opportunities for strategic use of e-learning in scaling up disaster management capacity in Eastern Africa: a descriptive analysis. [Journal Article]
- EAEast Afr J Public Health 2013; 10(2):403-9
- CONCLUSIONS: Despite the existing challenges, technology tools are a viable platform for cascading disaster management skills in Eastern Africa.