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dc.contributorMagon, M.EN
dc.contributorBile, K.M.EN
dc.contributorKazi, B.M.EN
dc.contributorGardezi, Z.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:26:01Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:26:01Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/supp/16_S_2010_091_097.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118027
dc.description91-97EN
dc.description.abstractThe bacteriological quality of drinking-water supply of five major urban centres affected by the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan were assessed in three phases: onset of emergency, during emergency response and post-emergency. A total of 1850 samples were randomly collected from the study area during each phase, and faecal coliforms were detected in 100%, 28% and 91% inBattagram, 81%, 22% and 77% in Mansehra, 100%, 27% and 92% in Rawalakot, 100%, 23% and 65% in Bagh and in 30%, 14% and 5% in Muzaffarabad respectively. Faecal contamination was high during the onset of emergency and post-emergency phases in four out of the five surveyed towns. The organization of a timely emergency response intervention depends on the level of preparedness of local water-supply service providers as well as on their institutional capacities. Bacteriological water-quality improvements in emergencies may not be sustained unless complemented by a proper exit strategyEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectEmergenciesEN
dc.subjectEarthquakesEN
dc.subjectWater MicrobiologyEN
dc.subject.meshWater SupplyEN
dc.titleSafe water supply in emergencies and the need for an exit strategy to sustain health gains: lessons learned from the 2005 earthquake in PakistanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎Supp.)‎, 91-97, 2010


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