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AFRICA-ASIA: Water and Health in the City

NAIROBI, 5 September 2007 (IRIN In-Depth) -

  • SENEGAL: Dakar water channel poses potential health hazard
  • PAKISTAN: Contaminated water a threat to millions in Punjab
  • KENYA: Kibera, The Forgotten City
  • AFGHANISTAN: Traditional ecological sanitation system under pressure
  • NIGER: Migration benefits still seen to outweigh risks
  • KENYA: Water cuts leave slum residents ‘at risk’
  • KENYA: Bringing health services to Kibera's poor
  • NEPAL: Impoverished urban squatters face high risk of poor health
  • TOGO: Water crisis spreads to capital
  • ZIMBABWE: Greater centralisation threatens city's water supplies
  • LIBERIA: Lassa fever returns as health sector crumbles
  • GLOBAL: Health, environment threatened by future urban growth
  • GLOBAL: Microbes don’t know geography - WHO report
  • COMOROS: An uninvited wedding guest
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Alarm raised over deteriorating health of men
  • IRAQ: Insecurity and lack of funds prevent cleansing of polluted sites
  • WEST AFRICA: Meningitis survivors among disease’s victims
  • GLOBAL: Eliminating the “disease of the poorest of the poor”
  • ZAMBIA: Kabwe, Africa's most toxic city
  • PAKISTAN: Dengue threat lurks over Karachi
  • NIGER: Waterborne disease blights millions of lives


Theme(s): (IRIN) Health & Nutrition, (IRIN) Urban Risk

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