This report focuses on health burdens in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), and the environmental problems that contribute to them.
|Title||Environmental change and human health in countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Pretty, J, Stephens, C, McGranahan, G, Lewin, S, Hunt, C, Kjellen, M, Fransen, T, Virgin, I|
|Pagination||xi, 241 p. : 31 boxes, 31 fig., 35 tab.|
|Publisher||Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)|
|Place Published||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Keywords||africa, agriculture, caribbean, climate, environmental health, health hazards, oceania, policies, recommendations, sanitation, sdipol, sdiurb, sdiwrm, urbanization, water supply|
This report focuses on health burdens in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), and the environmental problems that contribute to them. It first briefly describes the broad global, economic, political, social, institutional context in which ACP countries currently find themselves (Chapter 1). It then describes the health status and key health threats in ACP countries in an environmental context (Chapters 2 and 3). Chapters 4-6 review regional environmental developments in agriculture, urbanization (including water and sanitation services in low-income urban areas) and climate change, and the ways in which they are influencing health. Finally, environmental health priorities and measures which can be taken to improve environmental health (including water and sanitation services) in ACP countries, are identified (Chapter 7).