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Environmental Health

 

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New Publication on Child Health and Weather

This study analyzes the prevalence of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections, as well as undernutrition in young children.

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Indoor Air Quality 

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Indoor air pollution is responsible for over 1.6 million annual deaths and 2.7 percent of the global burden of disease .
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Urban Air Pollution
 

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Calculating the health impacts of urban air pollution is an important step in urban air quality management.
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Malaria
Photo: Young child in mosquito nettingThe economic losses due to malaria in Africa have been estimated at about US$ 12 billion per year and the need for malaria control has been estimated at about US$3 billion.
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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
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Every year, some 2 million people die from diarrheal diseases; much of this caused by contaminated drinking water and inadequate sanitation.
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WHAT'S NEW

September 19
World Bank MDG Efforts Help Save 13 Million Lives Since 2000

August 27
North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment Project Update.

July 1
Rio De Janeiro City Receives Us$ 1 Billion for Growth, Education and Health

June 29
World Bank Approves US$100 Million Credit for Kenya’s Health Sector


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Highlights
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Environment Strategy 2010 Consultations

A new Environment Strategy for the World Bank Group is being drafted.

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Environmental Health and Child Survival

This report provides information to decision-makers on the optimal design of policies to help reduce premature deaths and illness in children under five.

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The Health Impact of Extreme Weather Events in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper quantifies the impact of extreme weather events on the incidence of diarrhea, malnutrition and mortality in young children.

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Last updated: 2011-05-31