Down to Earth: Community Perspectives on Health, Development and the Environment / Edition 1

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1995 Trade paperback New ed. New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 194 p. Kumarian Press Books on International Development. Oversized softcover trade paperback, Fine ... Condition (Brand new book! ), Backroom. Read more Show Less

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Explains the linkages between health, development, and environmental issues, while examining the interdependent issues of poverty, violence, excessive resource use, and irresponsible hazardous waste disposal.

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"Provides compelling testimony to the economic costs incurred when the health of people and ecosystems are ignored. Inspiring evidence to what can be achieved by investing in human and ecological health."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565490505
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: Library of Management for Development
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Innovative Programs for the Urban Poor in Cali, Colombia 17
2 An Urban Environmental Sanitation Loan Program in Honduras 23
3 Developing a Violence Prevention Coalition in Los Angeles 35
4 The Post-Soviet Legacy of Industrial Pollution in Armenia 49
5 Assessing Environmental Health Risks in Quito, Ecuador 60
6 Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Rural Mali 77
7 Bringing Clean Water to Kenyan Households 85
8 Indoor Air Pollution, Household Health, and Appropriate Technology: Women and the Indoor Environment in Sri Lanka 92
9 Fighting Toxic Waste Dumping in Kentucky 107
10 Economic Development and Destruction of Indigenous Lands 113
11 The Environment and Human Rights in West Harlem 123
12 Linking Population and Environmental Conservation Activities in Southwestern Uganda 134
13 Chagas Disease Control through Community Action in Bolivia 143
14 Primary Environmental Care: An Approach to Sustainable Livelihood 153
Additional Readings 165
Resource Organizations 175
Editors and Contributors 183
Index 189
About NCIH 195
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