212279 Water, development and human rights

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 9:10 AM

Cathey Eisner Falvo, MD, MPH , Physicians for Social Responsibitliy, New York, NY
Potable water is absolutely necessary for most life forms to exist. The need of people to have easily accessible potable water can be used as a tool to help poor and marginalized communities organize to obtain water as well as their other rights. The idea of using health issues as focus for communities to organize to achieve their rightful human rights and justice will be discussed. Examples from projects in Nicaragua and Haiti will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1.Describe the role of water in promoting health the global communities in rural areas 2. Discuss the relationship between water and human rights.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Public health Professioanla nd physician for the past 40 years
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.