The Water-Health Nexus

Schuster-Wallace, Corinne J., Elliott, Susan J. and Bisung, Elijah, "The Water-Health Nexus" in Geographies of Health and Development ed. Rachel Kerr and Isaac Luginaah (New York: Routledge, 2016), 197-208.

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  • Author Schuster-Wallace, Corinne J.
    Elliott, Susan J.
    Bisung, Elijah
    Book Editor Rachel Kerr
    Isaac Luginaah
    Chapter Title The Water-Health Nexus
    Book Title Geographies of Health and Development
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher Routledge
    Start page 197
    End page 208
    Language eng
    Abstract Improving access to safe water and adequate sanitation has been part of the global development agenda for decades. The obvious social inequities around the world, including access to safe water and sanitation, were addressed globally in 2000 through the creation and recognition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).1 The MDGs were established to help target disparities and create a shared vision of the world for 2015, but progress has not always kept up with intention, and many of the issues addressed by the MDG targets are dealt with separately (in ‘silos’) rather than within a holistic framework. Water and sanitation are worthy targets in and of themselves but are part of the solution for achieving other targets, especially reducing maternal, infant and child morbidity and mortality.
    UNBIS Thesaurus SANITATION
    Global Health, Population and Sustainable Livelihoods
    WATER QUALITY
    Copyright Holder The Editors
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781409454571
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