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  • Actinic keratosis: a case of sun damage in the Tropics 

    Olasode, O.A.; Onayemi, O.; Olasode, B.J.; Odeanmi, W.O. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1997-06)
    46 year old Nigerian farmer previously a timber merchant presented at the dermatological clinic of our Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was referred from a private hospital for an expert’s evaluation and management. ...
  • Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry: summary data, 1986-1989 

    Bassett, M.T.; Levy, L.M.; Chetsanga, C.; Chokunonga, E.; National Cancer Registry Advisory Committee (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1992-03)
    The Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry began operation in 1986. Between 1986-1989, a total of 8 276 cases were identified. Among men of African descent, oesophageal (11,2 pc) and liver cancer (11,0 pc) were most common. ...
  • Traditional household strategies to cope with food security in the SADCC region 

    Zinyama, L.M.; Campbell, D.J.; Matiza, T. (Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension; UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project, 1988)
    This paper reviews the literature on strategies for coping with food shortages in rural Africa and examines the available data on coping strategies used in the SADCC countries. Theoretical approaches to analysis of coping ...
  • HIV/AIDS and the teaching and learning of anatomy 

    Asala, S.A.; Mawera, G.; Zivanovic, S. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1997-02)
    Anatomy, a word derived from the Greek words “ava” (across) and “tomin” (section), is the study of the composition of the body by cutting and separating its structures one from the other in order to examine their shapes, ...
  • Depression in Zimbabwe: a community approach to prevention and treatment 

    Broadhead, J.; Acuda, W.; Mbape, P.; Khumalo-Sakatukwa, G.; Chigwanda, M.; O'Ryan, D.; Garura, E.; Dodzo, S.; Mandaba, M.; Abas, M. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1997-03)
    This paper reports on a process whereby research findings, generated by a collaborative project between primary health care workers and a University team, were utilized by a community to formulate local plans for the ...
  • Employment and labour markets 

    Chimhowu, Admos; Manjengwa, Jeanette; Feresu, Sara (Institute of Environmental Studies (IES), University of Zimbabwe, 2010-10)
    In this chapter we examine employment and labour markets; implications of the economic crisis for social protection in Zimbabwe. The chapter highlights the structure of employment in Zimbabwe and considers labour markets ...
  • The under-development of social welfare services for urban Africans in Rhodesia, 1929- 1953, with special reference to social security 

    Devittie, Thomas D. (Department of History, University of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1976-07)
    The term 'social welfare' is used to include the range of policies and services designed to bring about life acceptable to individuals, groups and communities sometimes thought of collectively as the 'social aspect* of ...
  • Hysterectomy in the rural tropics 

    Gibney, E.J.; Mock, C.; Visser, L.E. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1992-02)
    A retrospective study of hysterectomy at a rural hospital in Ghana revealed a high incidence of emergency cases. Uterine fibroids were the commonest indication for elective hysterectomy, followed by surgery for suspected ...
  • The effects of cluster sampling in an African urban setting 

    Ferrinho, P.; Valli, A.; Groeneveld, T.; Buch, E.; Coetzee, D. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1992-08)
    Cluster sampling was popularized by the sampling procedure promoted by the WHO/UNICEF for the evaluation of the expanded programme of immunisation (EPI). Without a clear understanding of the limitations of the sampling ...
  • The immunoglobulin levels in infants attending a routine health clinic at Mbare Polyclinic 

    Gomo, Z.A.R.; Sikuna, D. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1992-07)
    This study establishes the reference ranges for immunoglobulins in healthy infants attending a City Heath Polyclinic. There were sex differences in the immunoglobulin level (p<0,05). A wide range of immunoglobulins ...
  • Annular subvalvular left ventricular aneurysm: a case report 

    Hakim, J.G.; Gangaidzo, I.T.; Chimuka, D. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1997-02)
    Annular sub-valvular left ventricular aneurysm is a rare condition that has been described predominantly in southern and western African Black patients. Sporadic cases have, however, been reported among Blacks in several ...
  • Sediments characteristics in relation to nutrient distribution in littoral and pelagic waters of Lake Kariba 

    Lindmark, Gunilla (University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications., 1997)
    Littoral areas are of great importance in the dynamics of most lakes. In artificial lakes, like in Lake Kariba. water flows which follow the annual flooding of vast and inundated lowland areas combined with extensive water ...
  • Stress and psychological disorders in Zimbabwe: a report on patients seen in private practice 

    Mureriwa, J.F. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1992-05)
    This report is based on the analysis of 326 case files of patients that I saw in part-time private practice over a period of live years. The aim of the investigation was to establish the stressful life events that are ...
  • Agronomic practices for the low rainfall regions of Zimbabwe 

    Nyamudeza, Phibeon (University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications, 1999)
    Despite the lack of technical support, peasants in the low- rainfall regions have been growing crops for ages. The major crop has been sorghum. Although sorghum is widely recognized as well adapted to semi-arid environments, ...
  • A three-year prospective study of 137 cases of acute leukaemia in Zimbabwe 

    Paul, B.; Mukiibi, J.M.; Mandisodza, A.; Levy, L.; Nkrumah, F.K. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1992-03)
    In the period December 1985 to November 1988 inclusive, 137 cases of acute leukaemia were diagnosed in patients of all age groups: 129 cases came under our direct care, and a further eight cases were diagnosed on blood and ...
  • Trends in reproductive health knowledge following a health education intervention among adolescents in Zimbabwe 

    Rusakaniko, S.; Mbizvo, M.T.; Kasule, J.; Gupta, V.; Kinoti, S.N.; Mpanju-Shumbushu, W.; Sebina-Zziwa, J.; Mwateba, R.; Padayachy, J. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1997-01)
    The question of what young people do and don’t do and why, where and with whom is influenced not only by their age and sex, but also their knowledge, attitude and self esteem. Appropriate mechanisms for the youths to be ...
  • Quantifying morbidity in pregnant women in a rural population in Tsholotsho District in Zimbabwe 

    Sikosana, P.L.N.; Hlabangana, D.; Moyo, I. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1997-04)
    Women in developing countries experience an unfair share of life threatening, chronic or other significant health problems related to pregnancy or child birth. While valid data on levels id trends of maternal mortality are ...
  • Farmer objectives and livestock functions 

    van Eckert, Manfred; Mombeshora, Bright (Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS); University of Zimbabwe (UZ), 1989)
    In order to properly describe livestock functions in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe, and to understand farmers' objectives with respect to livestock, a close look at the farming systems and the environment in which these ...
  • Immunisation and nutritional status of under-fives in rural Zambia 

    Zondag, A.M.; Nouwen, J.L.; Voorhoeve, H.W. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.), 1992-02)
    In 1987 in three regions around the Kamoto Hospital, Zambia, the nutritional status of under-fives was studied to investigate the prevalence of malnutrition and some of its possible contributing factors, such as maternal ...
  • Management of syphilis in the European and African 

    Wilcox, R.R. (Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University College of Rhodesia (now University of Zimbabwe), 1955-09)

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