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dc.contributor.authorDekow, M. S.
dc.contributor.authorKoskey, P. K.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T12:10:08Z
dc.date.available2015-06-16T12:10:08Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationInternational workshop on ‘Environmental Health Education in the East African Region’ 24th - 26th March 2004en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0001-0001-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12958
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the International workshop on ‘Environmental Health Education in the East African Region’ 24th - 26th March 2004 held at Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.description.abstractAt independence, the government of Kenya identified poverty, disease, illiteracy and ignorance as obstacles to national development and had to formulate policy strategies, which have been articulated in National Development Plans, Sessional Papers and Task Force Reports. This paved way to establishment of special programs such as Rural Water Supply and Health Promotion. Despite the government 50 efforts, today, over 60% of Kenyans languish in poverty and are victims of environment-related diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea and typhoid. The situation is more deplorable in Garissa District. This paper, therefore, explores the links between poverty and the poor environmental health of the residents of Garissa. Data was collected through literature review, field observation and key informant interviews. The study concludes that poverty leads to poor environmental health and for environmental health to be improved, poverty has to be reduced among the population.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited Nations Children Education fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Intitut Francois de Re'cherche en Afrique (IFRA) and Kenyatta Universityen_US
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dc.publisherJoypet Sevices & Printers Ltd.en_US
dc.titlePoverty and Environmental Health in Garissa, Kenya: Reflecting the Linksen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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