5114.0 Water, Health and Human Rights

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
One paper will discuss the principle sources of microbial contamination, ways this contamination can be avoided, the choices for making contaminated water potable and the policy implications of the cost and efficacy of the various choices. Another presentation will also explain the use of the seven-step method for program planning, implementation and process and results monitoring and the public health implications of effective water programs to achieving all the other MDGs. Another presentation will discuss how the global public health workforce and various stakeholders can partner to safeguard the human rights of the population and ensure equal and fair access to water. Another paper highlights, through examples, how economic, cultural and political factors that impact the distribution and use of water have further worsened the disparities between and within nations.
Session Objectives: Learn some ways to avoid contamination, to make water potable. Evaluate various programs making use of a seven-step method Explain the relationship between water and human rights. Explain how commoditization and commercialization of water are adversely impacting vulnerable populations in the developing world.
Gopal Sankaran, MD, DrPH, CHES

10:30 AM
10:50 AM
Water and The Millennium Development Goals: The Next Five Years
Sara Swart, David C. Jones and Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH
11:10 AM
Water and human rights
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Environment, Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus

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

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