Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (mit Tagungsband-Eintrag):
C. Namanda, P. Yillia, D. Byamukama, N. Kreuzinger:
"Safety of Drinking-water at the Point-of-use in Katanga Slum, Kampala, Uganda";
Vortrag: WA water safety conference,,
- 14.11.2012; in: "Proceedings",
This study used some elements of the WHO Water Safety Plan to assess the safety of drinkingwater in Katanga slum, Kampala, Uganda. Public taps were the main source of drinking-water in Katanga, and tap water accounted for 70% of household water use. However, the quality
deteriorated considerably from the taps through water vendors to the households. Cases of diarrhoea, were reported mostly among children aged < 5 years and females aged 13-50 years
(Relative Risk = 4.6 (1.6-13.1); Odds Ratio = 28.2 (4.0-197.4) at p=0.0002). Household treatment by boiling appeared needless as the quality of treated water stored in the households was of equally poor quality as untreated water. Correspondingly, there was no significant reduction in risk levels for household treated water (Relative Risk = 0.9 (0.4-2.1); Odds Ratio =
0.8 (0.2-3.6) at p = 0.6). The results showed that access to an improved water source did not guaranteed safe drinking-water at the point-of-use. Unhygienic handling during collection,
transport and storage were identified as key obstacles hindering the attainment of expected health outcomes of an improved water source. These obstacles can be addressed through riskbased preventative strategies targeting specifically low-income urban areas in the framework of the Water Safety Plans.
Drinking-water, microbial safety, point-of-use, urban poor, water safety plans
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