Audrey Masizana

Audrey Masizana
University of Botswana | UB · Department of Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Appropriate medical and ethical conduct of traditional healers is often questioned by experts in the biomedical field. The absence of efficacy proofs and perceived inappropriate dosage measures are cited as reasons for doubting the authenticity of traditional medical practice. The main objective of the study was to analyse patient care processes, t...
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The research developed critical success factors for e-Government in Botswana. The main research question was “What are the critical success factors for e-Government in Botswana?” To test the relevancy of identified factors from the literature, questionnaire and interviews were mixed to collect primary data. The data collection focused on the e-Gove...
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Botswana is a landlocked country with diverse ethnic groups amounting to a population of around 2 million. Batswana like all the other African nations have a strong sense of culture which is expressed and strongly felt through the language, Setswana, traditional food, traditional healing and the music which form part of various indigenous knowledge...
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HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic that has affected national economies and devastated families. In Botswana, the HIV/AIDS situation is pronounced. The HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country is one of the highest in the world. Annually, Botswana spends a significant amount of its GDP on HIV/AIDS related challenges and initiatives. One such initiative is...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the perceptions and attitudes of community members towards traditional medicines, including their safety, authenticity and efficacy. Methodology: A participatory exploratory study design was chosen, combined with a multiple approach to data collection and analysis using consultative and report-bac...
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Indigenous knowledge (IK) has become a popular subject in the last decade. IK has been recognized by global institutions as a valuable source for scientific innovation and significant in promoting development for poorer communities. However, little attention has been paid to how communities themselves particularly conceptualize IK and how they situ...
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This paper presents the results of a content analysis of computing job adverts to assess the types of skills required by employers in Botswana. Through the study of job adverts for computing professionals for one year (i.e., January 2008 to December 2008), we identified the types of skills required by employers for early career positions. The job a...
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We propose to develop an expert system that will provide general information on HIV and AIDS to the public of Botswana. This project is motivated by the Microsoft sponsored project conducted at the Department of Computer Science named IHISM for which the authors are members. IHISM aims to contribute to the digital divide by developing an HIV and AI...
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This position paper proposes an architecture for implementation of a storage and retrieval system in a mobile healthcare system. It is part of the IHISM-ISRA architecture that has been previously proposed and formulated. In this work we aim to present a text based retrieval system which acts as the first step towards the implementation of IHISM-ISR...
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This position paper proposes an architecture for implementation of a storage and retrieval system in a mobile healthcare system. It is part of the IHISM-ISRA architecture that has been previously proposed and formulated. In this work we aim to present a text based retrieval system which acts as the first step towards the implementation of IHISM-ISR...
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Botswana as a developing country is one of those countries hard hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the impact of HIV/AIDS on national development and socioeconomic transformations has made it a national development priority. The government is working hard to facilitate the provision of education and raising awareness concerning the pandemic. However,...
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Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated healthcare information service which will provide access to a variety of HIV AND AIDS related information for different us...
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The main objective of this paper is to explore the applicability of decision support procedure to the decision process of providing tailored, HIV/AIDS Treatment (Anti-Retroviral Therapy) using Botswana as a case study. Botswana is one of the leading countries hard hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the government has programs that facilitate the prov...
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The main objective of this paper is to explore the applicability of a new procedure to the decision process of information systems selection, the major aspect of which is tackling the uncertainty and imprecision of data, while using the risk as a trade-off measure to prioritize alternative systems. The new procedure consists in a modification of th...
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Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated healthcare information portal which provides access to a variety of HIV/AIDS related information for different users. The...
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Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated healthcare information portal which provides access to a variety of HIV/AIDS related information for different users. The...

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