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Gender, Behavior, and HealthSchistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt$
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Samiha El Katsha and Susan Watts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9789774247286

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.001.0001

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The Environmental Setting

The Environmental Setting

(p.98) 8 The Environmental Setting
Gender, Behavior, and Health

Samiha El Katsha

American University in Cairo Press

In the Delta villages there has rarely been adequate provision for sanitation, or for household drains, to cope with the water brought in by a piped water system. The lack of a proper system for the removal of domestic wastewater was exacerbated by the increase in the level of the irrigation water in canals since the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1964. The absence of a garbage collection system also contributed to the pollution of the village and the canals. Public health experts have long recognized the important role played by the provision of safe water and sanitation in facilitating good hygiene practices and promoting good health. Epidemiological studies have shown that such interventions can help to prevent infections such as childhood diarrhea and trachoma.

Keywords:   sanitation, wastewater, pollution, garbage collection, trachoma

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