Tag Archives: water and sanitation

Why the MDGs will not be achieved

By Dr. Shelly Rodrigo, PhD
September 27, 2011

In the last post on rainwater I touched on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water. In a recent news article on the BBC News online, it stated that the MDGs for health will not be met by 2015 and only nine of the 137 developing countries will achieve this goal. What is not recognized […]

Human and Animal Health Considerations

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
September 27, 2011

Whether people own dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits or fish, they need to be aware that domestic animals can have an effect on their health by transmitting certain diseases. Animal diseases, that are zoonotic diseases, are those naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans. Multiple zoonotic diseases can potentially affect human health and are caused […]

Advocating for Integrated Population, Health And Environment Approaches in Uganda

By Joseph Byonanebye, MPH
September 6, 2011

As public health graduate of the prestigious St. George‚Äôs University, it is so exciting for me to use the skills obtained from the MPH program to actively advocate for an integrated population, health and environment approach. This is part of public health promotion in Uganda, a country whose population growth rate is at about 3.3% […]