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Pattern of drug utilization for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in urban Ghana following national treatment policy change to artemisinin-combination therapy
Alexander NO Dodoo, Carole Fogg, Alex Asiimwe, Edmund T Nartey, Augustina Kodua, Ofori Tenkorang, David Ofori-Adjei
Malaria Journal , 2009, DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-8-2
Abstract: Patients with diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria were recruited from pharmacies of health facilities throughout Accra in a cohort-event monitoring study. The main drug utilization outcomes were the relation of patient age, gender, type of facility attended, mode of diagnosis and concomitant treatments to the anti-malarial regimen prescribed. Logistic regression was used to predict prescription of nationally recommended first-line therapy and concomitant prescription of antibiotics.The cohort comprised 2,831 patients. Curative regimens containing an artemisinin derivative were given to 90.8% (n = 2,574) of patients, although 33% (n = 936) of patients received an artemisinin-based monotherapy. Predictors of first-line therapy were laboratory-confirmed diagnosis, age >5 years, and attending a government facility. Analgesics and antibiotics were the most commonly prescribed concomitant medications, with a median of two co-prescriptions per patient (range 1–9). Patients above 12 years were significantly less likely to have antibiotics co-prescribed than patients under five years; those prescribed non-artemisinin monotherapies were more likely to receive antibiotics. A dihydroartemisinin-amodiaquine combination was the most used therapy for children under five years of age (29.0%, n = 177).This study shows that though first-line therapy recommendations may change, clinical practice may still be affected by factors other than the decision or ability to diagnose malaria. Age, diagnostic confirmation and suspected concurrent conditions lead to benefit:risk assessments for individual patients by clinicians as to which anti-malarial treatment to prescribe. This has implications for adherence to policy changes aiming to implement effective use of ACT. These results should inform education of health professionals and rational drug use policies to reduce poly-pharmacy, and also suggest a potential positive impact of increased access to testing for malaria both within health facil
Concurrent Engineering (CE): A Review Literature Report
R. Addo-Tenkorang
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2011,
George Ofori
Journal of Construction in Developing Countries , 2006,
Abstract: The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) has launched an international initiative to revalue the construction industry. This paper considers a research agenda which can be adopted to provide the framework for the revaluing of the construction industries in developing countries. It is based on a review of the literature. The paper starts by defining, “revaluing construction,” and noting its relevance to developing countries. After highlighting the importance of construction to socio-economic development, it discusses efforts to develop the industries of developing countries. It then considers some of the features of construction and their implications to the revaluing process in developing countries. A research agenda is proposed before some recommendations are made.
Clients' Role in Attainment of Sustainability in Housing: The Case of Singapore and Lessons For Developing Countries
Geoge Ofori
Journal of Construction in Developing Countries , 2007,
Abstract: The adverse effect of the construction of houses and other buildings and infrastructure on the earth’s environment has been highlighted in the literature. Proposals on how the planning, designing, constructing and maintaining of residential units can be undertaken under the framework of “sustainable development” (or “sustainable housing”) have also been made. Housing units built in this way would have less environmental impact. Housing is a basic human need, and most governments are committed to ensuring that all their citizens have decent standards of housing. There are currently gaps between needs and provisions in almost all countries. Large volumes of resources will be required if these gaps are to be dilled. There will also be other environment impacts from such levels of activity. This paper discusses recent developments in sustainable housing. It focuses on the role of the client. It reviews the current situation with respect to sustainable housing in Singapore, putting it in the context of the national policies and programs for sustainable development. It discusses the practices of the larger clients of housing developments in Singapore. Possible lessons for other countries are inferred. It is suggested that further education of the client is necessary. Moreover, there is the potential for and purchasers to be similarly educated in order to form them as a market force for changes.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): A Review Literature Report
R. Addo-Tenkorang,P. Helo
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2011,
Ghana Cocoa Industry—An Analysis from the Innovation System Perspective  [PDF]
George Owusu Essegbey, Eugene Ofori-Gyamfi
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2012.34038
Abstract: This paper discusses Ghana’s cocoa industry from the innovation systems perspective. Cocoa is the major cash crop of Ghana. Its importance is not only in the contribution of about 25% annually of the total foreign exchange earnings but also on account of being the source of livelihoods for many rural farmers and the related actors in the value chain. The critical actors in the innovation system are the farmers, the researchers, the buyers, the transporters, public officers, consumers and the policy makers. By the roles and functions they perform, they impact on the dynamics of the cocoa industry. The paper describes the trends in cocoa production and processing and highlights the key characteristics and implications. It discusses the policy reforms in the cocoa industry and the major drivers of the reforms. The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is one of the biggest public institutions in Ghana and its subsidiaries are major actors in the production process of cocoa for export. The key reforms in the policies governing the industry were the dissolution of the monopoly of Produce Buying Company and the deregulation of cocoa purchasing to allow Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) to enter the business in 1992/93 crop season. There was also the dismantling and re-organization of the Cocoa Services Division into two separate units—the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease Control Unit (CSSVDCU) and the Seed Production Unit (SPU). The processing of cocoa into cocoa butter, cocoa paste and confectioneries is an important component of the value chain especially with the national goal of processing 50% of cocoa before export. The paper discusses policy implementation in the cocoa industry underscoring the successes and failures. It highlights lessons for other primary commodity producing countries especially those whose development contexts are similar to Ghana’s.
Assessment of Feedstock Options for Biofuels Production in Ghana  [PDF]
Francis Kemausuor, Joseph Oppong Akowuah, Emmanuel Ofori
Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jsbs.2013.32017

In the wake of climate change and increasing fossil fuel prices, biofuels are becoming attractive to agricultural dependent economies in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions of the world. This study evaluates the energy production potential of biomass resources grown on the available arable agricultural land under two principal scenarios: using 2.5% and 5% of the available arable land for energy crop expansion. Using conservative biofuel yields from crops in the sub-region, a 2.5% of uncultivated arable land dedicated to four traditional crops grown in Ghana namely maize, cassava, sweet sorghum and oil palm could potentially replace 9.3% and 7.2% of transportation fuels by 2020 and 2030 respectively. Using 5% of the uncultivated arable land to cultivate the above four crops and jatropha could potentially produce biofuel to replace 17.3% of transport fuels by 2020 and 13.3% by 2030. In order to enrol such a scheme, government is encouraged to put in place appropriate structures to ensure that, the industry meet international sustainability standards.

Analysis of the Goods Market and Money Market Equilibrium in a Developing Country  [PDF]
Insah Baba, Ofori-Boateng Kenneth
Modern Economy (ME) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/me.2014.51012

The relationship between interest rate, real money balances and real output may be explored in an IS-LM framework. The objective of this study is to explore the connection between real interest rate, GDP and real money balances. It also empirically tests for the nature and existence of the IS-LM framework in Ghana. Employing a simple IS-LM framework, the Two Stage Least Squares (TSLS) estimation technique is used for the analysis. The main contribution of this paper is the use of a simultaneous equation framework to investigate interest rate and GDP growth determinants. This is imperative since interest rate is both an explanatory and an explained variable. The results indicated that real money balances exerted a negative but significant influence on real interest rate. The growth rate of GDP had a dominant influence on real interest rate. On the other hand, investment expenditure exerted significant and positive influence on GDP growth. Meanwhile, as informed by economic theory, interest rate changes had a negative and significant influence on GDP growth. The study recommends the role of monetary policy and economic growth in exchange rate management. Also, policy focus should be on interest rate since interest rate is seen in this study as a stronger driver of economic growth in Ghana compared with investment expenditure.

Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix  [PDF]
Moussa Sylla, Pierlesky Elion Ossibi, Somuah Tenkorang, Ismael Dandakoye, KarimIbn Majdoub, Imane Toughrai, Said Ait Laalim, Khalid Mazaz
Surgical Science (SS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ss.2018.93012
Abstract: Objective: To report the experience of our department on adenocarcinoma of the appendix through a series of six (6) cases. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study carried out from January 2010 to June 2015 collating all cases of adenocarcinoma of the appendix diagnosed at the department of visceral surgery B in Hassan II University Hospital in Fez. Results: Six cases of adenocarcinoma of the appendix were recorded during the determined period of study. The mean age was 54.67 ± 16.99 years with the extreme ages ranging from 28 to 78 years. There was a female predominance with a sex ratio of 2. All patients had no specific medical history. The revealing symptoms were the following: appendicitis syndrome (1 case), bowel obstruction (1 case), psoas abscess (1 case) and fortuitous discovery during laparotomy for another problem (3 cases). The following histological types found were: colloid adenocarcinoma (3 cases), mucinous adenocarcinoma (2 case), mucinous cystadenocarcinoma associated with a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the appendix (1 case). The surgical procedure consisted of a right hemicolectomy in 3 patients. Appendectomy followed by a right hemicolectomy and drainage of psoas abscess was performed in two patients. Palliative ileocecal resection and Bouilly-Volkmann ileocolostomy was performed in one patent who had carcinosis. All patients received adjuvant chemotherapy. The following occurred during follow-up: carcinosis (2 patients), a locoregional recurrence (2 patients). Two patients never returned for follow-up. Conclusion: Tumor of the appendix is a rare and exceptional pathology. These tumors are generally discovered fortuitously or during histology of appendectomy specimens. The treatment is usually surgical.
Microfinance: an alternative means of healthcare financing for the poor
A Ofori-Adjei
Ghana Medical Journal , 2007,
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