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Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

An Introduction to Global Health - Diseases Related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (14:43)

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This session presents an overview of the association between water, sanitation, hygiene and human health. A particular focus upon transmission and treatment of diarrhea disease among small children. Other diseases given particular priority in the presentation include Hepatitis A and E viruses and bacteria that cause cholera or typhoid fever. Likewise, the importance of water-washed diseases, especially infectious skin and eye diseases, such as scabies and trachoma are presented. The preventive actions needed to reduce the burden of the various infectious diseases associated with water, sanitation and hygiene will be introduced.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: External lecturer Wim Van Der Hoek

An Introduction to Global Health - Environmental Health Challenges (15:48)

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This session will expand the student´s knowledge about human health and quality of life in the context of global and local ecology. Examples will be provided on how environmental management and development influence human health. The session provide an overview of the disease burden attributable to the environment, and much of this burden is placed across different geographical regions of the world. Examples will be presented on the impacts of poor quality water, insufficient access to water, lack of appropriate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Other examples of environmental health factors included relate to reduced forest cover, unsustainable agricultural production systems, climate change, and poor management of natural resources that significantly influence livelihood, food security and migration patterns.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Flemming Konradsen

An Introduction to Global Health - Use of Pesticides - and the link to Self Harm in Sri Lanka (10:28)

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Pesticide self-poisoning is among the leading cause of suicide worldwide. This presentation provides us with an insight to the risk factors for pesticide self-poisoning, the global burden, prevention and treatment of self-harm with pesticides. The session use Sri Lanka as a case. The presentation is of relevance for researchers as well as for public health practitioners. It exemplifies how the different levels of intervention have to work very closely to make an impact.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Michael Eddelston

An Introduction to Global Health - Sanitation - Why are we so far Behind in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals ? (13:45)

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This lesson focuses on the impact of limited sanitation coverage and the experiences gained from past sanitation programs. Some of the challenges of expanded sanitation relate to barriers at the community level but equally important at the institutional and policy levels. The most basic problem is that there are limited funds available for investment in sanitation. It is argued that the most important priority will be to design and promote toilets that people can afford and in a design that they would use. Participants: Professor Sandy Cairncros.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Flemming Konradsen

Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health: - Solid Fuel in Households (08:17)

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Nearly one third of the world’s population are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution from the household’s use of solid fuel. The fuel is mainly biomass burning under poor combustion conditions in open fires or primitive stoves and with low ventilation. This costs more than 4 million lives every year and enormous suffering in particular among women and children.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Steffen Loft

Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health: - Tight Buildings (12:16)

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In large part of the World, people spend more than 90 percent of the time in indoor environments, where air quality is important for health. The environment outside the building, what goes on inside the building and the exchange of air pollutants affects the indoor air. Tight buildings can reduce energy consumption and entry of outdoor air pollutants, but unless ventilation is right indoor air pollutants from combustion processes, dampness, microbes, the dwellers bio effluents, appliances, care and cleaning products, clothing, furniture, building materials, the underground and many other sources will build up indoors causing important health effects.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Steffen Loft

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - Tourism impact on the environment on Zanzibar (14:54)

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In this presentation, we will discuss what happens to low-income countries like Zanzibar, when tourists arrive and continue their western lifestyle in a tropical setting with scare resources. We will among other focus on the wastewater generated, the consequences of water use and the tons of solid waste generated by the tourists.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Assistant lecturer Aziza Siba Abdulkadir, Assistant Lecturer Biubwa Faki Ally, Chairman Seif Masoud Miskry, Director General Sheha Mjaja Juma, Lecturer Ali makame Ussi, Lecturer Fatma Hamid Saleh, Professor Flemming Konradsen, Professor Mohammed Ali Sheikh

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - The impacts of tourism on local communities (13:01)

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In this presentation, we will discuss how tourism affects different local communities, including Zanzibar. A study from Zanzibar published in 2015 found that only 20 percent of the GDP generated by tourism occurred to local communities, so it seems possible to develop forms of tourism with greater benefits to the population of Zanzibar, including local population.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Associate Professor Stig Jensen, Professor Flemming Konradsen

Sustainable Tourism – promoting environmental public health - Tourism development and the health of coral reefs (06:37)

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In this presentation, we will discuss how tourism development affects the coral reefs and in continuation of this, we will examine the Crown-of-Thorn Starfish invasion around Zanzibar. Reefs sustain human society, such as fishermen's livelihood and they are also a key asset for the tourist industry. However, the reefs are also under pressure from a range of human induced stresses, including the expanding tourism.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Professor Flemming Konradsen, Researcher Ali Ussi