Mbeubeuss Landfill : a Study of the Impact of Diamalaye II (Malika) on Human Health using an Ecohealth Approach (Sénégal)

For the past 35 years, the Diamalaye (Malika) landfill in the city of Pikine has been receiving all the domestic and industrial garbage from greater Dakar, Sénégal. Currently, 475 000 tonnes of garbage are dumped there and left uncovered every year. This mountain of garbage is a source of air, water and soil pollution. It also poses a threat to the health of people and livestock along the river, and to the quality of local agricultural produce.

This project will engage a variety of stakeholders in an evaluation of the environmental impact of the landfill on the health of the neighboring population with a view to devising mitigation measures and a health program based on the Ecohealth approach.

The team will work in a concerted and complementary manner with the project, "103801 Mbeubeuss Landfill : Exploring Options to Protect Health, the Environment, and Livelihoods (Sénégal)."

Project ID

103045

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, January 22, 2007

End Date

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Gasengayire, Francois

Total funding

CA$ 250,000

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Senegal

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Prof. Anta Tal Dia

Institution

Institut africain de gestion urbaine

Institution Country

Senegal

Institution Website

http://www.iagu.org