Martha Chadyiwa Chadyiwa

Martha Chadyiwa Chadyiwa
University of Johannesburg | uj · Department of Environmental Health

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Introduction
Martha Chadyiwa Chadyiwa currently works at the Department of Environmental Health, University of Johannesburg. Martha does research in Qualitative Social Research and Quantitative Social Research. Their current project is 'HEALTH IMPACT OF BACKPACK LOAD ON PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, GAUTENG.'.

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Introduction: Exposure to coal dust is one of the major health hazards that result in respiratory problems in the coal industry. Literature on workers' perceptions of coal dust exposure and its health effects is limited. This study aimed to establish workers' perceptions and attitudes about coal dust exposure and health hazards. Methods: The study...
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Introduction: Scientific data concerning the trends, nature, and incidence of OIs in the tourism sector specifically in the South African game parks and nature reserves is not easily available thus it is perceived that it is a safe working environment. The purpose of this study was to describe the trends and nature of occupational injuries (OIs) am...
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There is always a discrepancy in the demand of pharmaceuticals in public hospitals and their ultimate utilisation leading to pharmaceutical waste. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices on safe disposal of pharmaceutical waste at Namibia’s two teaching hospitals: Windhoek Central hospital and Katutura hospit...
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Coal-fired power stations comprise of industries that burn coal to produce steam for the primary purpose of electricity generation. The burning of coal releases several pollutants that are known to cause climate change and global warming. Workers in coal-fired power stations engage in a range of work tasks or processes which may involve handling or...
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There is a need to predict occupational injuries in South African National Parks for the purpose of implementing targeted interventions or preventive measures. Machine-learning models have the capability of predicting injuries such that the employees that are at risk of experiencing occupational injuries can be identified. Support Vector Machines (...
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BACKGROUND: There are limited in-depth analyses of COVID-19 differential impacts, especially in resource-limited settings such as South Africa (SAOBJECTIVES: To explore context-specific sociodemographic heterogeneities in order to understand the differential impacts of COVID-19METHODS: Descriptive epidemiological COVID-19 hospitalisation and mortal...
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The study assessed if there was a statistically significant association between absenteeism and reported workplace exposures and health ailments among construction workers, to influence the effective implementation of H&S management systems among small and medium construction firms.
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The South African mining industry is one of the largest producers of platinum (Pt) in the world. Workers in this industry are exposed to significant amounts of dust, and this dust consists of particles sizes that can penetrate deep inside the respiratory region. A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate dust exposure risk at two Pt mine was...
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Background: Developing countries are experiencing a shift from infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes. Diabetes accounts for more disability-adjusted life years than any other NCD in South Africa, and research has identified a number of preventable risk factors; however, there is not eno...
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BACKGROUND Developing countries are experiencing a shift from infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes. Diabetes accounts for more disability adjusted life years (DALYs) than any other NCD in South Africa, and research has identified a number of preventable risk factors, however there is...
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Background: Developing countries are experiencing a shift from infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes. Diabetes accounts for more disability-adjusted life years than any other NCD in South Africa, and research has identified a number of preventable risk factors; however, there is not en...
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In this paper, biomedical literature assessing the risks of nasal cancer and other wood dust exposure related symptoms and diseases in the developing world were reviewed in detail and contrasted with experiences in the developed world. Pollutants arising from industrial processes, including wood processing plants are amongst the leading causes of m...

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This projects seeks to investigate environmental health needs and challenges applicable for the rural and urban setting in South African municipalities.
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The aim of this study is to establish the association between school backpacks and musculoskeletal changes in primary school children within Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.