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
Valerie Curtis -
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK - 22 February 2001
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
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 third assessment report on climate change, March 2001
for the next generation - dengue prevention and control, Feb 2001
drinking water and sanitation in sustainable development, Feb 2001
of behavior change capacity in the West Bank and Gaza, 2000
monitoring and evaluation news, February 2001
in evaluating the cost effectiveness of environmental health
with pictures: a concept paper for researchers and health policy decision
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.
CN, Gottstein B, Geerts S
Parasitic food-borne and water-borne zoonoses.
Rev Sci Tech. 2000 Apr;19(1):240-58.
CM, Murray CJ, Bloom BR.
Burden of Disease-Implications for Future Research.
JAMA. 2001 Feb 7;285(5):535-539.
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
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
Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2000 Dec;94(8):817-29.
CDC: Journal of
Emerging Infectious Diseases
of the Skin: When Is Clean Too Clean? E. Larson
Waterborne Infections in Health-Care Settings, A.M.
Database Searches as a Tool for Early Detection of Epidemics, V.
February 13, 2001 Dispatch
of West Nile infection - Volgograd region, Russia, 1999,
January 8, 2001 Dispatch
Reviews in Environmental Health,
2001 - Environmental Health Perspectives
Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk: A Review of DDT, DDE, and
Suzanne M. Snedeker [HTML]
Climate Change and Mosquito-Borne Disease Paul Reiter
Advances in Phytoremediation
Annette C. Dietz and Jerald L. Schnoor
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