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dc.contributor.authorCaussy, Deoraj
dc.coverage.spatialNew Delhien_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T11:34:01Z
dc.date.available2016-04-11T11:34:01Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.isbn9290222645
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205060
dc.description.abstractDescription: Globally, arsenicosis, also referred to as arsenism, is an important noncommunicable disease resulting from the ingestion of groundwater containing unsafe level of arsenic. Groundwater contamination, in excess of the WHO guideline value, has been observed in some countries of WHO's South-East Asia Region. The affected countries are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand. Over 10 million tube wells are in use in the Region, potentially exposing between 40 to 50 million people to unsafe levels of arsenic. To mitigate the health effects of arsenic in the South-East Asia Region, WHO published a Field Guide for the Detection, Management and Surveillance of Arsenicosis in 2003 (‎WHO Technical Publication No. 30; ISBN 92 9022 2405)‎. The Facilitator's Guide and Participants Course Handout were developed to complement the WHO Field Guide for the Detection, Management and Surveillance of Arsenicosis. The materials were developed and field tested in regional and national workshops in Bangladesh, India and Thailand. This publication is primarily to facilitate human resource development in the area of arsenic mitigation in the Region.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWHO Regional Office for South-East Asiaen_US
dc.subjectARSENICen_US
dc.titleFacilitator guide : detection, management and surveillance or arsenicosis in South-East Asia Regionen_US
dc.typeMeeting reportsen_US


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