ABSTRACT: A study on the epidemiology and effects of human onchocerciasis on productivity and social lives of rural communities in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State was carried out between 1998 and 2000. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of endemicity of onchocerciasis in the 16 communities that make up the local government area and to ascertain the effects of the disease on the pattern of social interactions and the age of marriage of the infected individuals. The work also involved the local disease perception and treatment of the disease in the area and histopathological studies of the Onchocerca nodules. In the course of the studies, interviews were conducted for individuals and various groups in the communities including the Community Directed Distributors (CDDs) of ivermectin in the area. During these interactions, a number of problems that beset the control of onchocerciasis in the area became obvious. This paper reports on the community participation in the control of the disease, the problems encountered by these rural people in their efforts (which include lack of funds, late arrival of drugs, transportation and communication problems) and makes recommendations on how to overcome some of these problems.
conclusively, we realize a kind of similarity in the two plays, there is deceit, pretence, greed and order restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”
Many African languages, though developed enough to cater to the everyday linguistic needs of their locutors, seem not to be very well suited for technical discourse, often not displaying the necessary objectivity and precision in their rendition of technical matters.
“The Duchess of Malfi” and “The Rover” ends with the restoration of order. In The Duchess of Malfi, the duchess death is avenged by Bosola and her twin brother ran mad. Her eldest child takes his rightful place as heir of Malfi. All the characters that committed atrocities died without any remembrance of them and peace is restored. Order is restored in The Rover when Don Pedro consented to his sisters, Florinda and Hellena marrying the men they love. He did this for the sake of peace and for the safety of his sisters.
this works looks on the cultural and social placement of both male and female in an African society.
Gender and Sexuality is mainly on the work of the Victorian era; which women are less assertive in their work.
Gender and sexuality are usually portrayed in plays. The reward of a hero is usually a woman. Women are being looked at as an object to possess. Therefore, gender and sexuality as terms is important in analyzing works of art (play or prose).