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Why water and health are inter-twined:

Collect information on water and health in your city, country, or region: for example how is the water effecting your health and your well being. What are the positive impacts, the negative impacts.

Collect information on socio economic development, the consequences of cholera outbreaks, economic crisis, environmental change, disaster, droughts, floods etc.

Examples:

  • The severity of the situation or worsening trends.
  • Who is being effected.
  • What is being done to improve the situation.
  • Show that water and health are two basic and priority needs.
  • Demonstrate the consequences of inaction.
  • Identify figures and trends and make a list.
  • Obtain figures that highlight different angles, e.g., number of cases of disease.

Collect information on some of the water related diseases that are important in your area.

Checklist

Anaemia Arsenicosis
Cyanobacteria in lakes and resevoirs
Cryptosporidium
Dengue
Diarrhoeal disease
Drowning
Dysentery
Fluorosis
Guinea worm disease
Helminthiasis
Infectious Hepatitis
IQ loss / lead (Pb)
Legionnaires’ disease
Leptospirosis
Malaria
Malnutrition
Methaemoglobinaemia (blue baby Syndrome)
Onchocerciasis
Paraplegia from diving injuries
Poliomyelitis
Rift Valley Fever
Schistosomiasis
Trachoma
Typhoid fever

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