Excreta disposal facilities and intestinal parasitism in urban Africa: preliminary studies in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia.

@article{Feachem1983ExcretaDF,
  title={Excreta disposal facilities and intestinal parasitism in urban Africa: preliminary studies in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia.},
  author={Richard G.A. Feachem and Mommens Guy and Susan P Harrison and K O Iwugo and Tom J Marshall and N Mbere and R Muller and Ann M. Wright},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1983},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={515-21}
}
The relationships between intestinal parasitism and excreta disposal technologies in Gaborone (Botswana), Ndola (Zambia) and Kumasi (Ghana) were investigated. Parasitic prevalence and intensity rates amongst groups of urban residents having similar socio-economic status and housing, but different excreta disposal technologies, were compared. In Gaborone, there was no evidence of a difference in intestinal parasitism between those using aqua privies and having access to public taps and those in… CONTINUE READING
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