Environmental Health Update – January 19, 2001

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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jan – Feb 2001

Pesticides and Public Health: Integrated Methods of Mosquito Management, R.I. Rose

Geographic Subdivision of the Range of the Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium vivax, J. Li

Environmental Health Perspectives, January 2001

Use of Geographic Information System Technology to Aid Health Department Decision Making about Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Activities

IDRC Reports – January 19, 2001

A natural weapon for prevention of malaria in the Peruvian Amazon

 WHO Bulletin, Vol 79(1), January 2001 

The use of hospital-based nurses for the surveillance of potential disease outbreaks  [PDF]

Home care of malaria-infected children of less than 5 years of age in a rural area of the Republic of Guinea  [PDF]

The global tuberculosis situation and the new control strategy of the World Health Organization [PDF]

PubMed Abstracts (click on author’s name for abstract)Gutierrez G, Reyes H, Fernandez S, Perez L, Perez-Cuevas R, Guiscafre H.

Impact of health services, sanitation and literacy in the mortality of children under 5 years of age.  Salud Publica Mex. 1999 Sep-Oct;41(5):368-75. Spanish.

Ferreira Bittencourt JA, Arbo E, Malysz AS, Oravec R, Dias C.

Seasonal and Age Distribution of Rotavirus Infection in Porto Alegre – Brazil.
Braz J Infect Dis. 2000 Dec;4(6):279-283.

Teklemariam S, Getaneh T, Bekele F.

Environmental determinants of diarrheal morbidity in under-five children, Keffa-Sheka zone, south west Ethiopia.
Ethiop Med J. 2000 Jan;38(1):27-34.

Azim T, Islam LN, Sarker MS, Ahmad SM, Hamadani JD, Faruque SM, Salam MA.

Immune response of Bangladeshi children with acute diarrhea who subsequently have persistent diarrhea.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Nov;31(5):528-35.

Recent Online Reports by WELL

Assessing demand for water supply and sanitation projects (2000) by Sarah Parry-Jones

An exploration of the issues surrounding a demand responsive approach to water and sanitation service provision, with a discussion of the relative merits of the most commonly used demand assessment tools. (summary)

Groundwater, latrines & health (1999) by Ben Cave and Peter Kolsky

A review of the risks to health posed by groundwater contamination from on-site sanitation. The study focuses on microbiological contamination because this is the most widespread and direct threat to health from on-site sanitation. The risks from nitrate contamination (the most frequent chemical contaminant of concern from pit latrines) are summarised in the report. (summary)

Healthcare or Health Risks? (2000) by Jenny Appleton and Mansoor Ali

A review of key issues in the management and disposal of healthcare wastes in relation to the urban poor, identifying actual risks and possible mitigating approaches, while drawing on examples of best practice.(summary)

Learning Lessons from Sector Studies (2000) by Paul Deverill.

A synthesis of lessons learned from donor-funded programmes, in water supply, sanitation and environmental health. Reviews sector study reports in Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya.(summary)

Health aspects of dry sanitation with waste reuse

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A review that collates current knowledge of health risks associated with dry sanitation technologies and the problems associated with their use and maintenance. (summary)

Reference Resources

UNICEF State of the World’s Children 2001

WHO Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment Report 2000

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