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    The responses of growing rats and pigs to diets containing varying levels of dried brewers' spent grains supplemented with bergazym-an exogenous enzyme complex
    (2012-06-03) Darkwa, Solomon
    The experiments were designed to measure the effects of enzyme (Bergazym) supplementation on growth performance, carcass characteristics, haematological and serum biochemical patterns in Large White pigs and albino rats...
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    Determination of total arsenic content of some food and cash crops, cooked food, vegetation, fish and meat from Kumasi and Obuasi
    (1989) Amekor, Emmanuel Melvin Kofi
    The total arsenic content of some food and cash crops from Kumasi and Obuasi farms and markets have been determined. Analyses were also conducted on vegetation, cooked food obtained from some homes, local fish, and meat as well as some soil and water samples. In all, 266 samples were examined. Sampling was random depending on which samples were available and obtainable at the different locations Vegetation was as far as possible collected from sources of water utilized for domestic purposes. KUIASI - food crops, 84 samples; cash crops, 8 samples; cooked food, 6 samples; vegetation, 6 samples; fish and meat, 2 samples. OBUASI - food crops, 104 samples; cash crops, 11 samples; cooked food 9 samples; vegetation, 20 samples; fish and meat, 2 samples; soil, 7 samples; and water, 7 samples. Two methods, Calorimetric and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric (A.A.S) techniques of analysis were employed for arsenic determination. Arsenic concentration values for Kumasi ranged between 0.05 and 4.85 mg/kg with the colorimetric method while A.A.S gave a range of 0.07 to 7.20 mg/kg. In Obuasi ranges of 0.05 to 52.00 and 0.12 to 70.50 mg/kg were obtained f or the calorimetric and A.A.S methods respectively. The data showed that arsenic levels from Obuasi are much higher than those from Kumasi. Secondly the A.A.S method gave greater arsenic content than the calorimetric method f or the same samples.
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    Community involvement in health care in Ghana: an evaluation of Brong Ahafo Rural Integrated Development Programme - Barided (1974-81)
    (1982-06-26) Oppon-Kumi, Augustine
    Since the Danfo Project - (a Joint Community Health and Family Planning project, initiated by the University of Ghana Medical School and University of California, Los Ange1es), community involvement and participation in the delivery of health care service and health programming has been recognized in Ghana to be an important factor in maintaining health systems and in sustaining community development. But what part community members should play and how they can be motivated and committed to initiate community health programmes have not been subjected to critical and empirical analysis. Recognizing the important role community members can play in health systems, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization - WHO, initiated a 5-year health project in the (former) Wenchi District in Brong -Ahafo region of Ghana, called THE BRONG AHAFO RURAL INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, hereafter coded BARIDEP, or Baridep for short. The BARIDEP is a programme for studying and obtaining experience in “how activities for improvement of health can be integrated into the general development process based on the community development approach with the active involvement of local communities.”1 Moreover, it is a programme for evaluating the effects of such integration. The programme has two components viz, the Implementation component and the Research/Evaluating component. Responsibility for the former component rests solely with the Government of Ghana primarily through the Ministry of Health, whilst the Evaluating aspect is the joint responsibility of Ghana Government and the World Health Organization - WHO, with some assistance from the Swedish, International Development Agency - SIDA.
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    Herbal Medicine Centre, Techiman
    (1986-06-26) Yeboah, Seth Kwabena
    It is an undeniable fact that, the time has come in the history of medicine for developing countries like Ghana to find alternative drugs from local materials so as to cut down on the huge foreign exchange spent on orthodox drugs, and also reduces their incidence of promoting further diseases instead of curing them. Thus, the idea of some individuals arid, certain Health Organisations in seeking to promote the research and development of herbal or plant medicine is something worth embracing. This thesis sets out to examine the concept of healing by the use of herbs. The outcome of the findings will serve as the basis for the design of the proposed centre. The content of the dissertation is briefly outlined a follows: The first chapter deals with a general introduction, the problems at stake with respect to traditional medicine and the clients’ development intentions, chapters two and three looked at herbalism as an aspect of fringe medicine and also traditional African medicine in its totality, drawing out certain distinctions in the latter. The fourth chapter considers the case for the intermarriage of traditional and orthodox medicine, citing the merits and demerits in each, and typical experiences in other cultures. Case Studies to guide evolve a comprehensive Design brief is what the fifth chapter deals with; the detail design brief followed in the next chapter. As a guide in spatial determination and planning, some relevant areas of technical studies and design considerations were looked into in the seventh and eighth chapters. Chapters nine arid ten contain an evaluation of the survey area, site selection and planning, followed by eleventh chapter which is devoted to the actual design process. This chapter has description of the various units required at the proposed centre for the research and production of prototypes of herbal medicine - A clinical unit with an adjacent Administration block; Research Laboratories and. production unit tucked away and welfare block centred in the developments. Supporting units are so located close to areas they are fictionally needed. Due to the nature of the project, a programme of development has been drawn out on phasing in the last chapter. The conclusion and recommendations of the author’s view of the thesis research are also stated in this chapter.