Water Security and Global Health in Subsaharan Africa, Latin America, Pacific Islands and Europe

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There are various links between global health and water security in areas of water abundance and water scarcity. Examples include health risks in wetlands; the impact of extreme weather events on the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health promotion; implications of COVID-19 on water utilites; and WASH and health challenges among ethnic minority populations. This chapter shows how water and health research informs decision-making to address and solve these challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographien der Gesundheit
Subtitle of host publicationBeiträge zum 50-jährigen Bestehen des Arbeitskreises Medizinische Geographie und Geographische Gesundheitsforschung in der DGfG
EditorsThomas Kistemann, Jürgen Schweikart
Place of PublicationDüren
PublisherShaker Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-3-8440-8755-0
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Publication series

NameGeographische Gesundheitsforschung - Geographical Health Research
PublisherShaker Verlag


  • Health risk
  • Health behaviour
  • Cultural context of health
  • Water and health
  • WASH
  • SDG 6
  • Inequality
  • Extreme weather events

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