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Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

Doreen Kutilo never thought a toilet could save her so much time and money. But after a bio-latrine was built around the corner from her shack in Kibera, Africa's largest slum, she realized it could. With the help of an NGO, residents of Kibera installed the latrine that uses human waste t...

A slum in Mumbai – breeding ground for disease

The Baiganwadi slum at Govandi is becoming a source of fright to the Maharashtra state and civic health departments//. Two confirmed polio cases have been reported in 2 weeks from this area. The water source and drains in this area are contaminated with dengue transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes ...

Rural Poor are Better off Than Slum Dwellers: UN Report

Slum dwellers in developing countries, including India and Bangladesh, are as badly off as, if not worse off than, their rural relatives, says a new UN-HABITAT report released Saturday //. As the locus of poverty shifts from rural areas to urban centres, UN-HABITAT's "State of the World's Cit...

Weill Cornell science briefs May 2008

...rban ghettos and the infectious diseases that are perpetrated by unsanitary slum conditions. Weill Cornell researchers stationed in the urban slums of Salva...azilian Ministry of Health in the city of Salvador, tested a group of 3,171 slum residents for Leptospira antibodies a marker of past infection with the ba...

Palestinian refugees living in 'slum conditions'

... Palestinian refugees in unofficial camps are living in slum conditions redolent of UK housing in the last century, finds research in th...n refugees in unofficial camps are living under ... similar to those of the slum housing in the United Kingdom in the last century, say the authors. ...

Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor?

...ger (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) and Lee Riley (University of California, Berkeley, USA) Citation: Unger A, Riley LW, et al. (2007) slum health: From understanding to action. PLoS Med 4( 0): e295. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PUBLISHED PA...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...ons every two months and giving women prizes like utensils and plastic cycles for their ready use," said Babita, another community leader. The slum dwellers say the Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC), a voluntary organisation, has helped them understand the importance of health during pregnancy a...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

... of the capital the only thing that keeps this growing number of orphans off the streets is the kindness of strangers. In Sadr City, a vast Shiite slum in northeast Baghdad controlled by the political movement of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Husham Hassan, 37, cares for around 30 orphans in a home ...

Delivering the Green Message to Children

...ve members of PEAS in Delhi include the Carmel Convent, St. Columba's, Hamdard Public School, and Tagore International School. Four schools located in slum clusters are also among the participants. "Environment affects the child's everyday life, and the response in the schools has been extraordina...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...e women, and they come from more than 30 countries. What they have in common is that they would otherwise be unable to get a medical education. When a slum dweller in Port au Prince, a young indigenous person from Bolivia, the son or daughter of a farmer in Honduras, or a street vendor in the Gambia wants...

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Slum in Biological News

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...rces of contamination for POPs are closely related to human activities such as domestic and industrial discharge, automobile exhausts, street run-off, slum sewage and agricultural chemicals. POPs from polluted soils are washed off the land into the sea. Additionally, the atmosphere plays an important role...
Slum in Biological Technology

Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

...VI in collaboration with NICED conducted a phase 4 cluster-randomized effectiveness trial, which randomized 80 geographic clusters of an urban Kolkata slum to either Vi or a control vaccine. Over two years of follow-up, the Vi group was shown to have 61 percent fewer episodes of typhoid than the control g...
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