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12 May 2008

Poverty & Environment Indicators

A report commissioned by UNDP-UNEP concludes that poverty-reduction cannot be achieved without taking into account the environment
Source: Capability and Sustainability Centre, University of Cambridge

2 May 2008

Associations between Active Trachoma and Community Intervention with Antibiotics, Facial Cleanliness, and Environmental Improvement (A,F,E)

A study in the southern Sudan found the prevalence of active trachoma was less in children who had received antibiotic treatment, had clean faces, had faces washed more frequently, and used latrines.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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22 Aug 2007

DDT 'repels, rather than kills' mosquitoes

The insecticide DDT prevents the spread of mosquito-borne diseases primarily by repelling mosquitoes rather than killing them, according to a study conducted in Thailand.

8 Aug 2007

Heavy rainfall tied to sunspot cycles in East Africa

Scientists believe a link observed between sunspots and heavy rainfall can be used to predict disease outbreaks in East Africa.

11 Jul 2007

Lake Victorious: weevils defeat water hyacinths

Scientists have announced the success of a biological, pesticide-free method in eradicating the highly invasive water hyacinth from Africa's waterways.

1 Sep 2004

Globalization and Infectious Diseases

Review published in the "Special Topics in Social, Economic and Behavioural (SEB) Research" Series, No. 3, published by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization, Geneva.
Source: WHO/TDR

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