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Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures

Edited By: Janine M H Selendy

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Oct 2011 | #193988 | ISBN-13: 9780470527856
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Written by authorities from various related specialties, this book presents the most complete treatment possible of the conditions responsible for water- and sanitation-related diseases, the pathogens and their biology, morbidity and mortality resulting from lack of safe water and sanitation, distribution of these diseases, and the conditions that must be met to reduce or eradicate them. Preventive measures and solutions are presented throughout. This book is an essential resource for all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals in infectious disease, public health and medicine, chemical and environmental engineering, and international affairs.

Written by experts from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, environmental health, climate change, environmental engineering, and population research, this authoritative volume provides a thorough understanding of the interconnection among many factors linked to water related diseases, sanitation, and hygiene. (Miss Eco Glam, 1 October 2011)


Introduction (Janine M. H. Selendy And Jens Aargaard-hansen)

Section I Defining The Problem
1 Tackling The Water Crisis: A Continuing Need To Address Spatial And Social Equity (Jay Graham)
2 Sanitation And Hygiene: Taking Stock After Three Decades (Jay Graham)
3 Water And Health: The Demographic Background (Robert Wyman)
4 Water And War: Averting Armed Conflict And Protecting Human Rights (Barry S. Levy And Victor W. Sidel)

Section II Water And Sanitation-related Diseases
5 Infectious Diarrhea (Sean Fitzwater, Aruna Chandran, Margaret Kosek, And Mathuram Santosham)
6 Malnutrition And Undernutrition (Jeffrey K. Griffiths)
7 Soil-transmitted Helminths: Ascaris, Trichuris, And Hookworm Infections (Brian G. Blackburn And Michele Barry)
8 Toxic Cyanobacteria (Ian Stewart, Wayne W. Carmichael, And Lorraine C. Backer)
9 Dengue: A Water-borne Disease (Scott B. Halstead)
10 Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease): Case Study Of The Effort To Eradicate Guinea Worm (Donald R. Hopkins And Ernesto Ruiz-tiben)
11 Onchocerciasis (Adrian Hopkins And Boakye A. Boatin)
12 Reassessing Multiple-intervention Malaria Control Programs Of The Past: Lessons For The Design Of Contemporary Interventions (Burton H. Singer And Marcia C. Castro)
13 Schistosomiasis (Pascal Magnussen, Birgitte Jyding Vennervald, And Jens Aagaard-hansen)
14 Trachoma (Joseph A. Cook And Silvio P. Mariotti)
15 Shigellosis (Michael L. Bennish And M. John Albert)
16 The Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Of 2008-2009 (Edward Dodge)
17 Infectious Disease Control In Ghana: Government's Interventions And Challenges To Malaria Eradication (Julius N. Fobil, Juergen May, And Alexander Kraemer)

Section III Water Resources
18 Household Water Treatment And Safe Storage In Low-income Countries (Thomas F. Clasen)
19 Informal Small-scale Water Services In Developing Countries: The Business Of Water For Those Without Formal Municipal Connections (Laura Sima And Menachem Elimelech)

Section IV Sanitation And Hygiene
20 The Sanitation Challenge In India (Bindeshwar Pathak)
21 Successful Sanitation Projects In Thailand, Malaysia, And Singapore (Jay P. Graham)
22 Household-centered Environmental Sanitation Systems (Bindeshwar Pathak)

Section V Environmental Factors Of Water Pollution
23 Naturally Occurring Water Pollutants (Lorraine C. Backer, Jonathan K. Kish, Helena M. Solo-gabriele, And Lora E. Fleming)
24 Anthropogenic Sources Of Water Pollution: Parts 1 And 2 (Kerry L. Shannon, Robert S. Lawrence, And M. Danielle Mcdonald)
25 The Hudson River: A Case Study Of PCB Contamination (David O. Carpenter And Gretchen Welfinger-smith)
26 Other Water Pollutants: Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria (Amy R. Sapkota)

Section VI Current And Future Trends In Preventing Water Pollution
27 Controlling Water Pollutants (Jeffery A. Foran)
28 Global Substitution Of Mercury-based Medical Devices In The Health Sector (Joshua Karliner And Peter Orris)
29 Addressing Sources Of Pcbs And Other Chemical Pollutants In Water (Gretchen Welfinger-smith And David O. Carpenter)
30 Additional Measures To Prevent, Ameliorate, And Reduce Water Pollution And Related Water Diseases: Global Water Governance (Nikhil Chandavarkar)

Section VII Emerging Issues In Ecology, Environment, And Disease
31 Changing Geographic Distribution Of Disease Vectors (Mary E. Wilson)
32 Malaria In The Brazilian Amazon (Marcia C. Castro And Burton H. Singer)
33 Ecosystem Services, Water Resource Development, And Human Infectious Disease (Uriel N. Safriel)
34 Ocean Pollution: Health And Environmental Impacts Of Brominated Flame Retardants (Susan D. Shaw And Kurunthachalam Kannan)

Section VIII Conclusion
35 Assessment Of Progress In Meeting The Un Millennium Development Goals (Gretchen Loeffler Peltier, Unni Krishnan Karunakara, And Anson Elisabeth Wright)
36 Extending The Right To Health Care And Improving Child Survival In Mexico (Julio Frenk And Octavio G#mez-dantes)
37 Using Kinship Structures In Health Programming-an Example Of Preventive Measures And Successful Interventions (Moses N. Katabarwa)


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Janine Selendy is Founder, Chairman and President of HORIZON International, a non-profit organization based at Yale University, which addresses health, anvironment and disease issues worldwide. She also serves as principal editor and publisher of Horizon's web-based Solutions Site. She is executive producer of more than 20 television documentaries, many of which have won awards and have been broadcast in many countries. She is also a Research Affiliate in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University. Her background in medical, scientific, environmental and other areas provides her with an appreciation of the interconnectedness of many subjects.

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