ICT4D Website More information on the ICT4D collective which works to spread the benefits of appropriate and sustainable uses of ICT for development
Prevlence of water-borne diseases within the health facilities in Nakuru District, Kenya
A report focusing on the most prevalent water bourne diseases in Kenya
UN Millenium Goals Details of the eight millenium goals as set by the UN and their specific targets
PHASE Kenya:Schools Hygine and Sanitation Scheme

Hygine and sanitation training for students and teachers in schools, provision to help them improve sanitation facilities, provision of learning matierials
The Ministry of Education has now incorporated PHASE into the national school curriculum
Carter Centre: Home Page


The same company as the above link, but talking more generally about diseases through water, and information about how to prevent them. It also gives information about the company and projects it has undertaken in the developing world.

Carter lesser known waterbourne diseases and their treatments

Talks about less known water borne diseases such as “Guinea-Worm.” Displays the symptoms, where the diseases come from and how they can be treated. Also, importantly, it shows how to prevent catching them.

Centre of Disease Control and Prevention

From the centre of disease control and prevention, gives an overview of the statistics and preventions of waterborne diseases, giving information on a range of syndromes what symptoms are related to what disease.
“Mobilising LifeStraw® offers relief from waterborne diseases of major public concern such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhoea.” – charity (portable water purifier)
New Ways Water Projects: Turkana, Kenya
“In Turkana UNICEF estimated in June 2000 that only 33% of the rural population had access to safe drinking water and 26% to sanitation”, they are looking to improve this by providing safe water for drinking, but also water for crops through rock-catchment dams and shallow wells, drill bore-holes and provide wind-pumps
Pratical Action: Clean Water Appeal


“In slums like Mavoko, just outside Nairobi, children are at terrible risk. Diseases like typhoid, dysentery and cholera thrive, because there’s no safe water, no decent latrines and no way to keep clean. Every 15 seconds, around the world another child dies from a disease like this”

Appeal for aid to provide facilities allowing communities living in slum condtions to have access to clean and safe water

Water Partners International
Kenya Water Projects: Kisumu Pilot Project

To help prevent diseases such as dysentery, cholera, typhoid, built four boreholes, two communal water points, forty pit latrines and hygine awareness in local schools

Water, Environment and Sanitation
“UNICEF’s efforts integrate hygiene promotion, environmental sanitation and water supply as the best proven strategy for breaking the faecal-oral transmission cycle. Promoting community-based strategies, UNICEF aims to build local capacity to sustain the benefits of improved water supply and sanitation facilities. UNICEF assists in laying the foundations for healthy, hygienic families and homes in the future through its School Sanitation and Hygiene Education programmes”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Treatment and prevention of Typhoid

Symptoms for the diagnosis of Typhoid
Medical News Today Facts and Figures about Typhoid
Gastroenteritis Causes of Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis and children
NHS Direct How to prevent the spread of Gastroenteritis First aid for people with Gastroenteritis


NHS advice on what it is, how it can be prevented and treated
World Health Organisation
Information from the WHO – General information on amoebiasis throughout the world

Report of the Expert Consultation on Amoebiasis

WHO/Pan American Health Organization/UNESCO Expert Consultation on Amoebiasis

Background information about Cholera Information about the diagnosis of Cholera Tips on the prevention of Cholera
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse How to prevent dehydration General hygine tips

Bartlett, C.L.R (1996) “An Overview of Emerging foodborne and waterborne diseases” Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal” vol. 2, no.1, pp 51-60

Details about the causes of Dysentery
NHS Direct Diagnosis and causes of Dysentery Tips on the prevention and treatments for Dysentery