Rural Areas

Rural water supply and health : the need for a new strategy

Medarbetare: Falkenmark, Malin
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1982
Ämnesord: Rural Areas, Water supplies, Water distribution, Health, Development strategy, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
In poor countries there is a linkage between lack of safe water, high levels of infections, and high rates of child mortality. To cope with this world-wide problem, the United Nations has launched The International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade 1981-90 with health as the overriding objective. Water supply close to the homes will also radically reduce the heavy burden on rural women for which water drawing is a household task. In order that the health objective will be attained, people have to use the water provided, keep it clean in the home, and keep the water supply system in operation. Water supply and sanitation can no longer be seen as merely technical problems, but involve measures to secure operation and maintenance, manpower, administration, health education, and creation of a sence of public ownership. This book synthesises contributions to and results of the United Nations Seminar on Rural Water Supply held in Uppsala Sweden, in October 1980.

The institutional context of poverty eradication in rural Africa : proceedings from a seminar in tribute to the 20th anniversary of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Medarbetare: Havnevik, Kjell | Sandström, Emil
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2000
Ämnesord: Africa, Poverty alleviation, Rural Areas, Conference papers, International Fund for Agricultural Development, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This volume presents papers focusing on politico-economic reforms in Africa and their impact on different groups of rural poor; and on the role that access to assets can play in addressing poverty issues. The volume also covers IFAD's twenty years of experience, new challenges and opportunities in smallholder development in East and southern Africa, and knowledge creation and dissemination in the context of strategic partnerships and alliances.