Episode 16: How do public health authorities use urban planning to control populations of biting insects?
Urban planning is more than just deciding where to put new roads. This is the first in a two-part series on how urban planners work with public health workers to reduce or even prevent disease outbreaks. In this episode, we investigate the surprising connection between snails and dams, eye worms and irrigation, and malaria and canals.
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The paper for this episode is Water resources management and health: general remarks and a case study from Cameroon
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Urban planning in Australia:
Diseases discussed in this episode are:
I feel that it would not be telling to full story of public health and this dam if I did not include this story from 2 years ago.
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