Environmental health - Bridging the gaps
This substantial reference document (372 pages) is part of an effort to mainstream environmental health into the infrastucture investment projects that are supported by development banks throughout the world. Part 1 includes an explanation of the challenges of environmental health in developing countries as well as a socio-economic justification for investing in environmental health. Part 2 helps managers and practitioners to identify, prioritize and propose remediation measures for multisectoral health problems linked to development projects. Part 3 builds on a workshop held in Ghana to show how improvements in areas such as waste management and water and sanitation can help combat transmissible diseases and improve health.
The book is intended for a wide range of audiences: development banks, development agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations and independent practitioners in the field. It also suggests “entry points” to facilitate collaboration among groups that are not used to working together.
James A. Listorti and Fadi M. Doumani
Owner contact details
The World Bank Group
Africa Region Finance
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