Socio-economic and environmental origins of cholera epidemics in Mozambique: guidelines for tackling uncertainty in infectious disease prevention and control.

Collins, Andrew, Islam, M. Sirajul, Lucas, Marcelino and Williams, Lorraine (2006) Socio-economic and environmental origins of cholera epidemics in Mozambique: guidelines for tackling uncertainty in infectious disease prevention and control. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 63 (5). pp. 537-549. ISSN 0020-7233

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207230600963122

Abstract

The origins of cholera incidence in Africa are socio-economic and environmental. Moreover, the nature of Vibrio cholerae transmission and survival presents a persistent risk of cholera. The Infectious Disease Risk Management Program (IDRM) in Mozambique confronted this in one of the recent most cholera-prevalent locations of the world. The first phase of the program suggests that recognizing the complexity of cholera is crucial to its effective management. The potential impacts of integrated and locally monitored cholera risk assessment are reduced uncertainty about the origins of epidemics, improved diarrhoeal disease control, and health security.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Overall Pl of collaborative Infectious Disease Risk Management (IDRM) programme with Mozambique Government and the Centre for Health and Population (Bangladesh). Financed by DflD, WHO and UNICEF (£360,000). Led to current ESRC grant on Health Security (£249,000)and British Council/DFID grant on IDRM in Mozambique and Bangladesh (£90,000)
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 09 May 2008 15:46
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2856

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