One of the constraints in hospital waste management in Pakistan is ineffective legislations, improper training about collection, transportation and disposal of waste. In addition, unavailability of appropriate equipment for disposal (incinerators, autoclaves etc.) and insufficient budget to meet the expenses of waste management has led many hospitals to burn their waste in open environment. Lack […]
This study highlights how health can be a cross-sectoral indicator for the proposed 2015 sustainable development goals. The impacts of environmental changes on human wellbeing have been clearly established but insufficient work has been done to show how sustainable policies can also benefit health. This study recommends health indicators that can be used to measure […]
This study explores hardships associated with energy insecurity (EI), and introduces a framework based on three dimensions of EI that describes the experiences of low-income households in a major city in the Northeast, USA.
In 2005, Action Family Foundation, civil society groups, Safe Observer International and academics from the Institute of Child Health and Primary Care of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital initiated interventions to mainstream proper healthcare waste management in Nigeria through capacity building, community mobilization and practical medical waste handling services.
Pollution and adulterated food has a detrimental effect on health, on emerging and re-emerging disease pattern and on medication as well. Ailment is very much linked to changed natural environment, adulterated foods, poor living conditions and life style.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death and 13th leading cause of burden of diseases worldwide. Although smoking remains the predominant risk factor, exposure to solid fuel smoke has also been identified as a risk factor for COPD, with rural women in developing countries bearing most of this disease burden.