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  • How do transport companies execute strategies in a volatile environment? A qualitative inquiry 

    Ssekiziyivu, Bob; Bagire, Vincent; Ngoma, Muhammed; Nkurunziza, Gideon; Abaho, Ernest; Hassan, Bashir (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2024-04)
    Purpose – The purpose of this study was to explore how transport companies in Uganda execute strategies in a turbulent business environment. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted an exploratory qualitative ...
  • The effectiveness of emerging markets’ legal structure in explaining financial development 

    Anser, Muhammad Khalid; Khan, Muhammad Asif; Khan, Mohammed Arshad; Huizhen, Wang; Haider, Ahsanuddin (Public Library of Science, 2024-04-18)
    This article examines the role of legal structure in explaining financial development in twenty-three emerging markets, which has not been explored in institutional economics literature before. This study relied on Pedroni, ...
  • Biochar dispersion in a tropical soil and its effects on native soil organic carbon 

    Obia, Alfred; Lyu, Jing; Mulder, Jan; Martinsen, Vegard; Cornelissen, Gerard; Smebye, Andreas Botnen; Zimmerman, Andrew R (Public Library of Science, 2024-04)
    Although biochar application to soils has been found to increase soil quality and crop yield, the biochar dispersion extent and its impacts on native soil organic carbon (SOC) has received relatively little attention. Here, ...
  • Uptake of Human Papilloma Virus vaccine among young women living in fishing communities in Wakiso and Mukono districts, Uganda 

    Laban, Muteebwa; Nanyonjo, Gertrude; Wambuzi, Mathias; Ssetaala, Ali; Basalirwa, Geofrey; Muramuzi, Dan; Lugemwa, Jacqueline Kyosiimire; Okech, Brenda; Mirzazadeh, Ali (Public Library of Science, 2024-04)
    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a preventable cause of cervical cancer, the commonest cancer among women in Uganda. The Uganda Ministry of Health included the HPV vaccine in the free routine immunization schedule since 2015. ...
  • Quality of Life in Ugandan Children and Young Adults After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease: Mixed Methods Approach 

    Searchinger, Chloe; Nalubwama, Hadija; Pulle, Jafesi; Mehta, Rittal; Tumwbaze, Hilda; Kyarimpa, Rachel; Mwima, Rachel; Atukunda, Emily; Bua, Bobson; Sarnacki, Rachel; Sherman, Meredith G; Oketcho, Michael; Zimmerman, Meghan; Nakitto, Miriam; Longenecker, Chris T; Webel, Allison; Scheel, Amy; Lwabi, Peter S; Sable, Craig A (Public Library of Science, 2024-04)
    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a critical issue for patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) but has never been assessed in a low-income country. We conducted a cross-sectional mixed methods ...

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