4112.0 Waterborne Diseases 2 (prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology or management)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
For the point of use program in Indonesia, chlorination resulted in significantly better microbiologic quality of stored water and a lower, though not significant, proportion of children with diarrhea compared with boiling or use of bottled water. While in Bangladesh being a franchise requires constant negotiation between franchisor and franchisee and the dissemination of a new approach, such as including water treatment as a preventive measure, can be considered as a “diffusion of innovation.” In Malawi, antenatal clinic product distribution and health promotion appeared to be an effective hygiene behavior strategy for reaching rural, poor, less educated women in Malawi. Evidence of product purchase following program exit suggests that program benefits may be sustained. Ethiopia offers important lessons on how to slow the erosion of diarrhea prevention and treatment rates by investing in community health workers While in Uganda results suggest how mapping software can be used to house useful documents and other resources, and connect practitioners in the field for possible collaboration.
Session Objectives: In Indonesia, a program describes how to evaluate a point-of-use water treatment program and in Malawi a program demonstrates how to evaluate impact of programs that integrate safe water and hygiene interventions with antenatal care delivery systems. For diarrhea prevention and treatment one presenter evaluates whether or not franchising is an effective model for diffusion of new information to ensure consistent protocol adherence from service providers while in Ethiopia a platform was created at the community level to increase coverage of a combination of diarrhea prevention cornerstones and in Uganda mapping software is reviewed to see if it can be used to house useful documents and other resources, and connect practitioners in the field for possible collaboration.
Hélène Carabin, DVM, PhD

10:30 AM
Boiling Mad: Impact of Point-of-Use Chlorination Compared with Boiling and Bottled Water on Water Quality and Diarrheal Illness —Tangerang, Indonesia, March-June 2008
Kavita Kishor Trivedi, MD, Samir Sodha, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Blanton, MPH, Abigael Ati, Amy Boore, PhD, MPH, Thai-An Nguyen, MPH, Kristin C. Delea, MPH, REHS, Robert Ainslie, Maria Elena Figueroa, PhD and Rob Quick, MD, MPH
10:45 AM
Socioeconomic determinants of the success of integrating household water treatment and hygiene promotion with antenatal services in Malawi
Elizabeth Russo, MD, Anandi Sheth, MD, Manoj Menon, MD, Amose Kudzala, Blessius Tauzie and Robert E. Quick, MD, MPH
11:00 AM
Introducing POU water treatment as part of a comprehensive approach to diarrhea treatment and management through a franchised health network in Bangladesh
Juan Carlos Negrette, MBA, Umme Salma Jahan Meena, MD, Setara Rahman, Arefin Amal Islam, MD, Ashraf Haque, Tracey L. P. Koehlmoos, PhD, MHA, James L. Griffin and Betsy Bassan, MA
11:15 AM
Combining Cornerstone Interventions to Prevent Diarrhea: Ethiopia lessons
Tesfaye Bulto, MD, MPH, Hailemariam Legesse, MD, Tesfaye Shigute, Yared Mekonnen, PhD and Mary A. Carnell, MD MPH

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Environment, Epidemiology, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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