Environmental Health Update - March 9, 2001






ID21: Waste disposal: local information makes hygiene promoton more effective

Over three million children die from diarrhoea every year in developing countries and a third of the world’s population is infected with parasitic worms. Simple improvements in hygiene could drastically cut infection rates. But what is the best way to develop hygiene promotion programmes? How can health promoters identify target populations and risk factors?

Valerie Curtis - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK - 22 February 2001

ID21: Clearly cleaner: improving water quality in Zambia

Are people in low-income areas aware of the risks of drinking dirty water? What can be done to improve the quality of drinking water for poorer people? Researchers from Population Services International and the Zambian Society for Family Health report on the results of a survey in low-income neighbourhoods in Lusaka, Zambia.

Njeri Chege and Sohail Agha - Population Services International - 16 February 2001

ID21: Something in the air – does pollution affect children’s health?

Acute respiratory infections cause about a third of deaths in young children in developing countries. What part does air pollution play in this? A report by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine investigated the effect of air pollution on children under five.

IPCC: Mitigation: IPCC third assessment report on climate change, March 2001

PAHO: Blueprint for the next generation - dengue prevention and control, Feb 2001

PAHO: Health, drinking water and sanitation in sustainable development, Feb 2001

USAID: Assessment of behavior change capacity in the West Bank and Gaza, 2000

USAID: Performance monitoring and evaluation news, February 2001

WHO: Considerations in evaluating the cost effectiveness of environmental health interventions, 2000

WHO/TDR: Reporting with pictures: a concept paper for researchers and health policy decision makers, 2001



Hammond B, Ali Y, Fendler E, Dolan M, Donovan S.

Effect of hand sanitizer use on elementary school absenteeism.
Am J Infect Control. 2000 Oct;28(5):340-6.

Macpherson CN, Gottstein B, Geerts S

Parasitic food-borne and water-borne zoonoses.
Rev Sci Tech. 2000 Apr;19(1):240-58.

Michaud CM, Murray CJ, Bloom BR.

Burden of Disease-Implications for Future Research.
JAMA. 2001 Feb 7;285(5):535-539.

Moore SR, Lima AA, Schorling JB, Barboza MS, Soares AM, Guerrant RL.

Changes over Time in the Epidemiology of Diarrhea and Malnutrition among Children in an Urban Brazilian Shantytown, 1989 to 1996.  
Int J Infect Dis. 2000;4(4):179-186.

New insights on the emergence of cholera in Latin America during 1991: the Peruvian experience.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Apr;62(4):513-7.

Morbidity and mortality among Egyptian neonates and infants: rates and associated factors.
Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2000 Dec;94(8):817-29.


CDC: Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Hygiene of the Skin: When Is Clean Too Clean? E. Larson

  • Emerging Waterborne Infections in Health-Care Settings, A.M. Emmerson

  • Physicians' Database Searches as a Tool for Early Detection of Epidemics, V. Jormanainen
    February 13, 2001 Dispatch

  • Outbreak of West Nile infection - Volgograd region, Russia, 1999, A.E. Platonov
    January 8, 2001 Dispatch

Reviews in Environmental Health, 2001 - Environmental Health Perspectives 

  • Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk: A Review of DDT, DDE, and Dieldrin
    Suzanne M. Snedeker    [HTML] [PDF]

  • Climate Change and Mosquito-Borne Disease  Paul Reiter  [HTML] [PDF]

  • Advances in Phytoremediation
    Annette C. Dietz and Jerald L. Schnoor

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