Improving environmental health conditions in low-income settlements : a community-based approach to identifying needs and priorities
AbstractProvides a rationale, a framework, and a methodology for tackling the enormous health problems associated with living conditions in urban slums, tenements, shanty-towns, and other low-income settlements. In view of the staggering number of people living under such conditions and the inadequacy of government funds to meet their housing needs, the book advocates an approach that relies upon the community's self-interest to generate change and improve living conditions. The importance of securing support from governments and other local agencies is also considered. The book concentrates on survey methods that can yield reliable data in the shortest time and at the lowest possible cost. To this end, readers are given numerous practical hints, models, examples, and warnings on such topics as survey design, different types and sources of data, various methods for collecting data and their comparative strengths and weaknesses, and procedures for the processing and analysis of data. Further practical information is provided in annexes offering instructions for the design of questionnaires, sampling, training of interviewers, and the coding and cross-tabulation of data by hand
World Health Organization. (1987). Improving environmental health conditions in low-income settlements : a community-based approach to identifying needs and priorities. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38202
WHO offset publication ; no. 100
Descriptionpor published by: Lisboa : Departamento de Estudos e Planeamento da Sa'ude, Ministério da Sa'ude
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