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[Drainage basin of the the Senegal River, sanitary conditions in 2010. Part I: Illnesses directly linked to the water].

Authors
  • Michel, R
  • Sondaz, D
  • Philip, J M
  • Calvet, F
  • Daoud, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Médecine tropicale : revue du Corps de santé colonial
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
71
Issue
2
Pages
123–128
Identifiers
PMID: 21695867
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recent decades have seen an increase in the number of cases of waterborne illnesses involving humans and animals living in the Senegal River Basin. The "Senegal River Basin Development Authority" (French acronym, OMVS) decided to draft a "Water Development and Management Master Plan" (French acronym, SDAGE) for the Senegal drainage basin. The aim of ther plan is to avoid overuse of natural resources while allowing development of human activities in the area of the Senegal River. The SDAGE was designed to serve as a timetable and program for mobilizing resources and monitoring impact on the environment and local population until 2025. As part of the initial phase of the SDAGE, a study was carried out in 2009 to evaluate the status of waterborne illness in the Senegal River Basin. This study of the sanitary conditions was based on review of documents compiled from a bibliographic search. The purpose of this report is describe the main findings regarding diseases directly linked to water and national or regional programs for control of those disease in the study area.

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