REVIEW ARTICLE | March 10, 2021
Versatile Fusion of Renown Pediculicidal Agents: An Innovative Thought
Dr. Asma Naeem, Anila Shehzadi
Page no 40-45
Pediculus humanus has always been the most obstinate ectoparasites that evolved with human beings and persist till today throughout the world. These wingless nemeses are extremely hard to deal with, because they prefer the human body temperature for their existence and propagation or reproduction. Numerous studies have been conducted to exterminate these blood feeders by the employment of several natural as well as synthetic regimens but not with an ideal proficiency. Anyhow, a multifaceted product would be beneficial for killing and removing the lice and their stubborn nits from the human hair shafts permanently. Our current focus is to introduce an all rounder treatment with a marvellous fusion of deltamethrin (DMT) and diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP) along with dimeticone (PDMS). The tonic lotion with the amalgamation of aforementioned antilice candidates will stop lice reproduction, accessory gland secretions that are mediated by corpora allata, nit formation, neurotransmission and behavioural responses which will ultimately lead to clearance of these hematophagous insects. So as there is no promising solution to this global discomfort at present, our novel proposal will hopefully pave a new way to eradicate lice forever.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | March 30, 2021
Capital Utilization for Livelihoods among Households with People Living With HIV/AIDS in Kaduna State North-West, Nigeria
Suleiman Mohammed Saeed, Dusadee Ayuwat
Page no 46-55
This research work seeks to explore the capitals utilization for livelihoods among households with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Kaduna State, North West, Nigeria. The study adopts a qualitative procedural and explicitly phenomenological in nature and employed in-depth interviews, participatory and non-participatory observations as research tool. The interview period of conducting the fieldwork was from August to November, 2019 and twenty-one households with PLWHA in Kaduna State, North West, Nigeria were utilized as the qualified target. This research results discovered that households with PLWHA utilized a range of capitals for their livelihoods and created their livelihoods patterns based on their available capitals. The findings revealed that there are five types of capitals as resources utilized by households with PLWHA to fashioning out their livelihoods patterns and such capitals are social capital for resolving households difficulties and participating in the villages activities; financial capital utilized by households for investments and land accretions; human capital like knowledge and know-how useful in their line of businesses to maintain their households; natural and physical capitals that are utilized as means to make every effort to make living like cutting trees for cooking and selling, collecting of herbs from the forest for medication, road network among other things. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that authorities need to train households with PLWHA on how to enhance their capacities on livelihoods capitals utilization effectively. The government should come up with policies that can take care and support the livelihood hood activities of households with PLWHA.