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  1. Survey of gastrointestinal parasite infection in African lion (<em>Panthera leo</em>), African wild dog (<em>Lycaon pictus</em>) and spotted hyaena (<em>Crocuta crocuta</em>) in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia

    Survey of gastrointestinal parasite infection in African lion (<em>Panthera leo</em>), African wild dog (<em>Lycaon pictus</em>) and spotted hyaena (<em>Crocuta crocuta</em>) in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Little is known about gastrointestinal parasite infections in large carnivores in Africa and what is available is largely from East Africa. We collected faecal samples from nine spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta), 15 lions (Panthera leo) and 13 African wild dog...
  2. Minimum population size and distribution of Grey Crowned Cranes Balearica regulorum in Rwanda: an aerial and ground survey

    Minimum population size and distribution of Grey Crowned Cranes Balearica regulorum in Rwanda: an aerial and ground survey

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The iconic Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum is facing an increase in threats to its wetland habitat and poaching for the captive trade market. This has resulted in an enduring long-term decline in population numbers, which led to the species...
  3. Ordination of land types in the karoo region into reasonably homogeneous farming areas based on vegetation and environmental factors<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The 291 preliminary land types in the Karoo Region formed the basis for the demarcation of the 144 Reasonably Homogeneous Farming Areas (RHFAs). The land types were firstly reduced to 23 Floristic Climatic Regions (FCRs) according to character species for...
  4. Marital Expectations and Marital Satisfaction Between African Immigrant and United States Born Married Couples

    Marital Expectations and Marital Satisfaction Between African Immigrant and United States Born Married Couples

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study examined the relationship between marital expectations and marital satisfaction among U.S. born (n=157; females=51.6%) and immigrant African couples (n=43; females=44.6%) who were faith community members. The participants completed the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS; Hendrick, 1988), Relationship Pleasure Scale...
  5. Depression and Associated Factors Among University Students in Western Nigeria

    Depression and Associated Factors Among University Students in Western Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to determine the associations between depression, sociodemographic, social and health variables among undergraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with undergraduate students that were recruited randomly from classes...
  6. INDUCTIVE ALGORITHMS ON FINITE TREES

    INDUCTIVE ALGORITHMS ON FINITE TREES

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Quaestiones Mathematicae
    Many algorithms for calculating graph theoretic quantities on trees rely implicitly on an inductive procedure for calculating a certain function defined on the vertices of the tree, after which the function is used to determine the quantity. Examples of such...
  7. ‘Before we were sleeping, now we are awake’: Preliminary evaluation of the <em>Stepping Stones</em> sexual health programme in The Gambia

    ‘Before we were sleeping, now we are awake’: Preliminary evaluation of the <em>Stepping Stones</em> sexual health programme in The Gambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Community-based behavioural interventions aimed at reducing risky sexual behaviour have yet to be shown to be effective in the developing world. Stepping Stones is a participatory STI/HIV prevention workshop programme based on empowerment techniques, which has been adapted to an...
  8. Cost-effectiveness analysis of infant feeding strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of infant feeding strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite increasing availability of perinatal interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in South Africa, MTCT remains high due to breastfeeding. To inform policy decisions in the country, cost-effectiveness of alternative infant-feeding interventions was conducted. Mathematical modelling was used...