Category: Environmental Health

  • A Community Guide to Environmental Health (Hesperian)
    • From toilets to toxics, from watershed management to waste management, from raising crops to rising temperatures, how we use natural resources affects our health and well-being. This highly illustrated guide helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health.
  • Air Pollution
    • Prepared to be used as a teaching material to train mainly environmental health and other students of health category
  • Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
    • A series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
  • Control of Insects and Rodents
    • Article centering around the the control of insects and rodents for health professionals and why this is important.
  • Ecology
    • Intended for use in an introductory course on Ecology. It is therefore, important for students and instructors who deal with the course to use as a reference material.
  • Environmental Health
    • Section of the CDC website devoted to health and the environment. Includes some training and educational materials. Explore Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site for more information.
  • Environmental health in emergencies and disasters
    • frequently asked questions and fact sheets
  • Envirorisk
    • A case-based, problem-solving program in environmental risk assessment and risk communication. You will play the role of a public health professional as you go through the course. This course will develop your ability to investigate an environmental health problem and serve as a resource and risk communicator in your community.
  • H1N1: Protecting Healthcare Workers
    • Healthcare workers risk infection of H1N1 (swine flu) due to exposure of the virus because of their work
  • Indigenous Health and Socioeconomic Status in India
    • Systematic evidence on the patterns of health deprivation among indigenous peoples remains scant in developing countries. We investigate the inequalities in mortality and substance use between indigenous and non-indigenous, and within indigenous, groups in India, with an aim to establishing the relative contribution of socioeconomic status in generating health inequalities.
  • Introduction to Ecology
    • Prepared primarily for health officer students, and is organized based on the course outline of introduction to public health in the curriculum of health officers. Nevertheless, the lecture note is deemed to be useful for almost all degree and diploma health science students.
  • Medical Entomology
    • This is aimed as an introductory course to vector control and insects of public health importance, most common in Ethiopia. The aim is to give a general insight to the biology of arthropods, their habits and habitats before embarking on a detailed study of insect vectors.
  • Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment
    • This booklet addresses the different sanitation and hygiene needs of women and men. It gives communities information about how significant sanitation improvements can be made by better use of indigenous skills and local resources. Communities are offered a choice of affordable, safe, and environmentally sound sanitation alternatives.
  • Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment (Hesperian)
    • This booklet addresses the different sanitation and hygiene needs of women and men. It gives communities information about how significant sanitation improvements can be made by better use of indigenous skills and local resources. Communities are offered a choice of affordable, safe, and environmentally sound sanitation alternatives. This booklet is designed to be an important part of the Community Water Initiative, stimulating communities to take charge of their sanitation development for a better life.
  • Vector and Rodent Control
    • Contains 13 chapters where the general feature, life cycle, medical importance and appropriate prevention and control strategies are touched with some practical examples and review questions.