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Title:Why poor children stay sick: the human ecology of child health and welfare in rural Malawi
Authors:Lindskog, PerISNI
Lundqvist, JanISNI
Year:1989
ISSN:0080-6714
Issue:85
Pages:111
Language:English
Series:Research report
City:Uppsala
Publisher:Scandinavian Institute of African Studies
ISBN:917106284X
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:poverty
child health
water supply
Abstract:This study is part of a project evaluating the impact of an improved method of water supply, sanitation and hygiene upon health in a part of the Zomba West piped water project in Malawi. It focuses upon the significance of social and cultural systems in relation to water supply and health. The aim of the study is to analyse the interrelationships between water supply, the physical and human environment in which the improved water supply is provided and the implications for health and social conditions. The following circumstances are considered in the analyses: 1. The importance of the cultural background and the opinions, expectations and reactions of the population regarding improvements in water supply systems including handling of water from the tap; 2. The significance of socioeconomic conditions for water use patterns and for disease prevention measures and their relationship to health; 3. The knowledge of water-related issues among the population for an understanding of their situation and their needs; 4. The significance of physical and environmental conditions for the water supply situation and its relationship to health.
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