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Health risk assessment along the wastewater and faecal sludge management and reuse chain of Kampala, Uganda : a visualization

Fuhrimann, Samuel and Winkler, Mirko S. and Schneeberger, Pierre H. H. and Niwagaba, Charles B. and Buwule, Joseph and Babu, Mohammed and Medlicott, Kate and Utzinger, Jürg and Cissé, Guéladio. (2014) Health risk assessment along the wastewater and faecal sludge management and reuse chain of Kampala, Uganda : a visualization. Geospatial health : health applications in geospatial science, Vol. 9, H. 1. pp. 251-255.

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Abstract

Reuse of wastewater in agriculture is a common feature in the developing world. While this strategy might contribute to the livelihood of farming communities, there are health risks associated with the management and reuse of wastewater and faecal sludge. We visualise here an assessment of health risks along the major wastewater channel in Kampala, Uganda. The visualization brings to bear the context of wastewater reuse activities in the Nakivubo wetlands and emphasises interconnections to disease transmission pathways. The contextual features are complemented with findings from environmental sampling and a cross-sectional epidemiological survey in selected exposure groups. Our documentation can serve as a case study for a step-by-step implementation of risk assessment and management as described in the World Health Organization's 2006 guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, greywater and excreta in light of the forthcoming sanitation safety planning approach.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Winkler, Mirko S. and Utzinger, Jürg and Cissé, Guéladio
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:GnosisGIS
ISSN:1827-1987
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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