SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:27:41 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Toilettes sèches en République Démocratique du Congo - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10273 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10273
Thank you for sharing your Powerpoint presentation.

(Just a comment on the numbers)... If 24% have access to latrines and 60% practice open defecation, what about the other 16%?

About UDDTs in schools in the DRC, I would like to invite you to see my suggestions on this thread:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-tra...handwashing-stations

Please let us know how things go and if we can be of any help.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:42:43 +0000
Re: Toilettes sèches en République Démocratique du Congo - by: Myango1 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10244 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10244 I am a medical doctor and public Health specialist, congolese by nationality
I would like to advise the primary school as sites pilot in order to try if that technology can work effectively.
Find attached the power point of my thesis presentation
I would like to hear from you


Myango Patient MD,MPH
Deputy Medical Director/AIDS/HIV project coordinator
Kalongo Hospital
P.Box 47
Northern Uganda
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Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:09:06 +0000
Re: Toilettes sèches en République Démocratique du Congo - by: adlp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10235 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10235
Bien sur, c'est tres important de nous aider sur le developpement de cette technique en Republique Démocratique du Congo, comme il est important dans un premier temps de trouver un site pilote pour y faire un test, pour voir si le produit est bien adapté ou pas, alors nous souhaiterions solliciter de votre part la mise en place de site avec votre appui. Alors est-vous pret de creer ce site pilote pour nous ?

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Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:57 +0000
Toilettes sèches en République Démocratique du Congo (in French) [Dry toilets in the DR Congo] - by: emmanuel http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10229 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#10229
comme nous en avons discuté au téléphone, je peux vous aider sur le développement de cette technique en RDC.
Il est important dans un premier temps de trouver un site pilote pour y faire un test, de voir si le produit est bien adapté ou non.
J'attends de vos nouvelles.

Emmanuel Morin

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Translation by Google Translate:

hello,

as we discussed on the phone, I can help you on the development of this technique in the DRC.
It is important initially to find a pilot site to do a test to see if the product is suitable or not.
I await your news.

Emmanuel Morin]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:57:50 +0000
Videos from Seminar Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa (SEI, Africa Ahead), Sept. 2014 - by: arno http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10105-videos-from-seminar-securing-water-energy-sanitation-and-livelihoods-through-consensus-community-led-approaches-in-africa-sei-africa-ahead-sept-2014#10105 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10105-videos-from-seminar-securing-water-energy-sanitation-and-livelihoods-through-consensus-community-led-approaches-in-africa-sei-africa-ahead-sept-2014#10105
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoJ3pxCzM...-share_playlist_user

This is the first video in the Playlist but each of the presentations below have their own video (accessible through the Playlist):



Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa

Convenor: Africa AHEAD www.africaahead.org
Co-convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute www.sei-international.org
programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/securing-water-energy-3460

This seminar examines the Community Health Club (CHC) Model, a methodology for achieving fully functional communities enabling villagers to manage their own health and development initiatives in a sustainable integrated way. This is achieved by establishing voluntary village structures known as Community Health Clubs (CHCs) as a vehicle for development, enabling villagers to transit through four phases: firstly by using health education & hygiene promotion as an entry point, leading to self-supply of sanitation and safe solid waste disposal, protecting water resources and the environment, and finally to sustainable livelihoods through ‘Food, Agriculture and Nutrition’ (FAN) programme. The seminar provides a unique opportunity to understand the social psychology of the CHC Model as well as hearing first-hand examples drawn from case studies in Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Uganda, with similar examples of community led approaches in Kenya and Benin. This is an opportunity for discussion and debate as to whether the CHC Model is replicable at scale in other developing countries as we seek practical ways to ‘Fight poverty post 2015 by securing access to energy, food and water’.

Programme:
Chair Dr Arno Rosemarin, Stockholm Environment Institute

Arno Rosemarin on behalf of Dr. Fidele Ngabo, Head of Maternal & Child Health, Ministry of Health, Rwanda. Hygiene Behaviour Change through CBEHPP in Rwanda

Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, CEO, Africa AHEAD.
“I am Not Nothing Now” - How Community Health Clubs Empower Women

Anthony Waterkeyn, Chairman, Zimbabwe AHEAD.
The 5x5 Strategy: Scaling up Community Health Clubs

Dan Wolf, Director, International Lifeline Fund
Mobilising Communities for Improving Water, Energy and Sanitation in Uganda

Lisa Nash, Director, Blue Planet Network.
Sharing the Power of Community Health Clubs

Dr. (cand) Nelson Ekane, Stockholm Environment Institute.
Community-based Sanitation Programs in Burera District, Rwanda

Dr. Caroline Ochieng, Stockholm Environment Institute
Feasibility and Sustainability of Financial Incentives for Health in a Kenyan Community

George de Gooijer, Embassy of the Netherlands, Benin.
Community Sanitation and Hygiene in Benin

Discussion with Participants and Summary]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:10:46 +0000
Re: faecal transplants - by: Carol McCreary http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/8539-faecal-transplants#9826 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/8539-faecal-transplants#9826 Mother Jones magazine is an article on the current regulatory environment for fecal transplants for C diff [Clostridium difficile] in the US and likely developments at the federal level.

Should We Regulate Poop As a Drug? The future of fecal transplants, and a bevy of entrepreneurs, hinges on how the FDA decides to regulate the procedure.www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/...iome-rebiotix?page=1

There is definitely progress in this area. Last year the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the federal Food and Drug Agency (FDA) agreed physicians could perform the procedure albeit with lots of permissions and paperwork. Alternately, two companies have proposed pre-packaed and stabilized enemas, that are currently undergoing clinical trials with the. But is approval as a drug appropriate for something like feces, which varies so radically from person to person?

A few weeks after the meeting at NIH, the FDA changed its approach. Fecal transplants would still be regulated as a drug, but to keep them moving (at least until a treatment was finally approved), the agency said it would exercise "enforcement discretion"—meaning health care providers could go on administering transplants for recurrent C. diff patients without filing paperwork for new drugs.

In February 2014, the FDA issued a second draft of its guidelines. The Infectious Diseases Society of America, a 10,000-member organization of doctors and scientists, offered a blanket endorsement of the FDA's position.]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:44:18 +0000
Re: Reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Adolescent Girls through Control of Worm Infestation - by: samantabb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9792 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9792
As requested I am sending the full document on the subject for your perusal and comments. Warm regdrs

BBSamanta]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:06:24 +0000
Re: Reply: Reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Adolescent Girls through Control of Worm Infestation - by: samantabb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9791 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9791 Thanks for your interest. While you are looking at the link between open defecation and helminthic infestation, the project I am talking about is on Iron Deficiency Anaemia due to worm infestation (including helminthic infestation)and how to reduce that through better hygiene practices. Let me know whether you would like to have the full report on the process of planning and implementation of the project. Warm regards BBSamanta]]> Health, hygiene and disability issues Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:59:30 +0000 Re: Reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Adolescent Girls through Control of Worm Infestation - by: sampark http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9644 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9644 Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:06:57 +0000 Reply: Reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Adolescent Girls through Control of Worm Infestation - by: Bobbie http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9622 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9622
This is very interesting. I am managing a study looking at the relationship between open defecation, geophagia (soil eating) and helminthic infections. It would be useful to read about your work in more detail. Could you post your report?

-- Bobbie Louton Partners in Development 033 342 3012 073 766 1139]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:42:14 +0000
Reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Adolescent Girls through Control of Worm Infestation - by: samantabb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9613 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9613-reduction-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-among-adolescent-girls-through-control-of-worm-infestation#9613 I am Bidhu Bhushan Samanta, PhD from India, currently Chairman (Hon) of a professional group in the eastern part of India called Multi Applied System (MAS). I am in WASH sector since 1978. Have worked in Government, consultancy group before joining UNICEF where I worked in the sector both in India and abroad for around 17 years.I am going to talk about a topic that is not so much discussed in WASH Sector.

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a condition where a person has inadequate amounts of iron in the blood to meet body demand. According to WHO nine out of ten persons suffering from anaemia live in developing countries and on an average every second pregnant women and four out of ten school going children are anaemic.

We all know that adolescence is a an critical phase in life that prepares human being for adulthood. It has been observed that during this period the adolescents gain 50% of their adult weight, 25% of their adult height and 50% of their skeletal mass. The requirements of iron among girls are more than that of boys for obvious reasons. We also know that anaemic adolescent girls when married young and get pregnant early, are more likely to deliver low birth weight babies leading to high infant and maternal mortality.

It has also been observed that the world's leading cause of gastrointestinal blood loss is parasitic infestation particularly hookworm. Over one billion people, mostly in tropical and sub-tropical areas are infested with these parasites and the daily blood loss is estimated to exceed 11 million litres. Round worm and whip worm that take the faecal-oral route also contribute to malnutrition among adolescent girls.

A three-year project (2008-2011)undertaken by MAS (in which I was the Project Director) in 25 villages covering a total of over 2,000 adolescent girls in the age-group 12-19 years found out that promoting improved sanitation and better hygiene practices led to a drastic reduction in IDA among adolescent girls. Even the changes in the process indicators on various hygiene practices supported such phenomenon. The project was funded by Population Foundation of India, New Delhi. It was a convergent project involving Rural Development (in charge of WASH), Health, Education and Women and Child Development. Both the bench mark survey and the end-project evaluation were carried out by independent agencies to maintain neutrality of the results. The whole process has since been documented and available.]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:48:55 +0000
Water AID - Assessing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea, 2014 - by: sebastian http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9603-water-aid-assessing-the-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-needs-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-aids-in-papua-new-guinea-2014#9603 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9603-water-aid-assessing-the-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-needs-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-aids-in-papua-new-guinea-2014#9603


Sanitation Updates wrote:
The research revealed that people living with HIV in PNG have increased needs for WASH, and that these needs are not being adequately met. Stigma and discrimination were found to be barriers to access to WASH for respondents and their families. In addition, this study identified priority areas for service providers to direct future activities and best integrate WASH into programming for people living with HIV. Priority areas include hygiene education, safe treatment and storage of water, self-treatment for diarrhoea, latrine construction, and education around the transmission of HIV.
See on Sanitation Updates website

Is there a section in this Forum on this topic?

Sebastian Klos]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:00:14 +0000
Comment resoudre le problème de l'eau, hygiène et santé à Goma et ses environs au Nord-Kivu à l'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (in French) [How to resolve the problems of water, hygiene, and health in Goma and the surrounding areas] - by: adlp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#9570 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9570-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-water-hygiene-and-health-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#9570 This post used to be in this thread: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/81-ann...-tv-in-frenchenglish


Bonjour Emmanuel,

Je suis vraiment interesser par cette nouvelle technologie et je veux que mon pays Republique Démocratique du Congo en beneficie, c'est pouqoui j'aimerais entrain en contact direct avec vous, j'ai essayé de vous joindre par téléphone mais sans succès.

En effet, Je reponds au nom du TCHAKUBUTA BYAOMBE Néhémie,ayant comme titre Consultant Indépendant, j'ai essayé d'echanger avec quelques entreprises de la place en vue de pouvoir introduire ce marché en RDCongo par le biais de notre organisation CSRSolutions-RDC ( Responsabilité Social des entreprises), précisement dans la ville de Goma et Lubumbashi à l'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo.

En plus, nous aimerions avoir plus de renseignements sur cette innovantion qui peut améliorer les conditions sanitaires dans notre région du Kivu, car nos villes sont beaoucoup deservi de l'eau.

Pour me connaitre d'avantage, pouvez-vous me contacter aux adresses ci-après:

CSRSolutions-RDC
Tél: +243812189325
+243971021038
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Skype: nehemie97
SitesWeb:www.csrsolutions.se

Ville de Goma/Nord-Kivu/RDCongo


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Translation by Google Translate:

Hello Emmanuel,

I'm genuinely interested in this new technology and I want my country Republique Démocratique du Congo benefited is pouqoui I would spirited in direct contact with you, I tried to reach you by phone but failed.

Indeed, I reply on behalf of TCHAKUBUTA BYAOMBE Nehemiah, who as the title Independent Consultant, I tried to exchange a few companies in the place to be able to introduce this market in the DRC through our organization CSRSolutions DRC (Social responsibility), precisely in the city of Goma and Lubumbashi in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

In addition, we would like to have more information on this innovantion that can improve health conditions in our region of Kivu, because our cities are connected by road beaoucoup water.

To know me more, you can contact me at the addresses below:]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:25:13 +0000
Comment resoudre le problème de l'eau, hygiène et santé à Goma et ses environs au Nord-Kivu à l'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (in French) [How to resolve the problems of WASH in Goma and the surrounding areas] - by: adlp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9563-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-wash-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#9563 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/9563-comment-resoudre-le-probleme-de-leau-hygiene-et-sante-a-goma-et-ses-environs-au-nord-kivu-a-lest-de-la-republique-democratique-du-congo-in-french-how-to-resolve-the-problems-of-wash-in-goma-and-the-surrounding-areas#9563
Cette situation rend la vie difficile aux femmes et aux enfants qui doivent parcourir de nombreux kilomètres pour acquérir ne serait-ce qu’une seule goutte d’eau potable.
Le manque d'installations sanitaires au Nord-Kivu crée d'énormes problèmes dans plusieurs quartiers dans la ville de Goma et les localités environnants, y compris la pollution de l'environnement, de grands problèmes sociaux et environnement dangereux, ainsi que d'accroître considérablement l'apparition de maladies épidémiques mortelles comme le choléra.

Sans toilettes, les individus et leur environnement sont à risque de contamination de l'eau douce et l'eau du sol. C'est parce que les excréments humains contiennent des agents pathogènes infectieux et souvent mortelles telles que les virus, les bactéries, les vers et les parasites.

Femmes, filles et enfants adolescents sont le groupe le plus vulnérable souffrant d'un manque d'assainissement de base à plusieurs égards. Beaucoup d’enfants meurent à cause de l'eau contaminée provenant des excréments humains]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:32:09 +0000
Re: Open defecation solves the (lower) child mortality puzzle among Indian Muslims - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/8882-open-defecation-solves-the-lower-child-mortality-puzzle-among-indian-muslims?limit=12&start=12#9536 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/8882-open-defecation-solves-the-lower-child-mortality-puzzle-among-indian-muslims?limit=12&start=12#9536 [This is Page 2 of this discussion thread.]


Nice article in the Economist that pretty much summarizes our discussion here but also has additional facts:
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Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:40:48 +0000