Sustainable Community Based Interventions for Improving Environment and Health in the Banda Slums, Kampala (Uganda)

Rapid urbanization is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. About 12 000 people live in Banda parish in eastern Kampala. The area is swampy and prone to episodes of cholera. Incidence of malaria, dysentery, diarrhea and malnutrition is high, leading to a high rate of infant mortality.

This project aims to improve people's understanding of the links between environment and health, with a focus on diarrheal diseases and malnutrition. Working with the community and other stakeholders, researchers will design and pilot interventions for improving health status and the environment that could be extended to slums in other locations.

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Start Date

Thursday, May 31, 2007

End Date

Saturday, March 31, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Gasengayire, Francois

Total funding

CA$ 296,900


Uganda, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Gakenia Wamuyu Maina

Project Leader

Gakenia Wamuyu Maina


Makerere University

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