5039.0 The Importance of Clean Water and Sanitation to Health: An International Perspective

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
One of the cornerstones of public health is a safe, reliable source of drinking water. There are many challenges to achieving this goal in developing countries. This session will describe five different programs which address the problems in different ways based on many different factors. Participants in the session will learn about these different approaches. By the end of the session, participants will understand many of the complexities in addressing this goal.
Session Objectives: Identify three components of a rural water system plan Describe three strategies for capacity development for safe water systems in developing countries Identify three potential challenges to implementation or development of safe water programs in rural communities

8:48 AM
Latrine access associated with improved health of rural Nepali children
Annette L. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MA, Dibya Kansakar, PhD, Meera Kansakar, MA, Jason Soh, BS and Pamela Elardo, MS, PE
9:24 AM
Improving access to water and sanitation infrastructure in Indore slums
Siddharth Agarwal, MBBS, Deeksha Sharma, Praween Agarwal, S. Kaushik, Prabhat Jha, Karishma Srivastav, Preeti Nigam and Mani Gupta

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus

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

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