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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163961
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
UNICEF Experience in Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh
Author(s):
Johnston, Richard
Author Details:
Richard Johnston, Project Officer, Water and Environmental Sanitation Section, UNICEF Bangladesh, Bangladesh, email: rjohnston@unicef.org
Abstract:
UNICEF has been a leading force in arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh since the arsenic contamination problem was recognized in the mid-1990s. In conjunction with our government and NGO partners, we have developed and tested an approach for arsenic mitigation which involves four key strategies: 1) Situation Analysis - testing for arsenic; 2) Awareness Raising; 3) Identification and management of arsenicosis patients; 4) Provision of safe water options. In the last five years a tremendous amount has been achieved in all four areas. Over half of the wells in the country, including all the wells in arsenic-prone areas, have been tested for arsenic. A national communication campaign has raised basic arsenic awareness levels from near-zero to over 75% nationwide. Doctors and health workers have been trained in arsenicosis diagnosis and management, and nearly 40,000 individual cases have been identified. Safe water options including surface water treatment, rainwater collection, deep tubewells, and arsenic removal have been installed in affected communities. UNICEF has supported the installation of over 15,000 safe water options, which can provide safe water for drinking and cooking to over 800,000 people. In 2006 UNICEF begins a new Country Programme cycle, in which arsenic mitigation is integrated into our broader hygiene and sanitation programme. UNICEF is committed to continue its support for arsenic mitigation activities in Bangladesh through the future.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUNICEF Experience in Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladeshen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Richarden_US
dc.author.detailsRichard Johnston, Project Officer, Water and Environmental Sanitation Section, UNICEF Bangladesh, Bangladesh, email: rjohnston@unicef.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163961-
dc.description.abstractUNICEF has been a leading force in arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh since the arsenic contamination problem was recognized in the mid-1990s. In conjunction with our government and NGO partners, we have developed and tested an approach for arsenic mitigation which involves four key strategies: 1) Situation Analysis - testing for arsenic; 2) Awareness Raising; 3) Identification and management of arsenicosis patients; 4) Provision of safe water options. In the last five years a tremendous amount has been achieved in all four areas. Over half of the wells in the country, including all the wells in arsenic-prone areas, have been tested for arsenic. A national communication campaign has raised basic arsenic awareness levels from near-zero to over 75% nationwide. Doctors and health workers have been trained in arsenicosis diagnosis and management, and nearly 40,000 individual cases have been identified. Safe water options including surface water treatment, rainwater collection, deep tubewells, and arsenic removal have been installed in affected communities. UNICEF has supported the installation of over 15,000 safe water options, which can provide safe water for drinking and cooking to over 800,000 people. In 2006 UNICEF begins a new Country Programme cycle, in which arsenic mitigation is integrated into our broader hygiene and sanitation programme. UNICEF is committed to continue its support for arsenic mitigation activities in Bangladesh through the future.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:40Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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