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2013 Global Health Institute Field Scholars

Baseline Assessment of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Infectious Diseases, Community Demographics, and Livelihood in the Bisate Catchment Area, Rwanda

David Berendes, Laney Graduate School
Jade Carboy, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Aaron Druck, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Deema Elchoufi, Emory College
Annamarie Hajduk, Laney Graduate School
Anita Kambhampati, Rollins School of Public Health

2013 fsa gorillas rwandaThe Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) and EGHI are collaborating to coordiante health, education, and environmental interventions by NGOs and government programs targeting Bisate and other communities that border the gorilla reserve through the Ecosystem Health and Community Development Program. DFGFI has been working in Rwanda since 1978, and its primary goal is to reduce the prevalence of intestinal parasites and provide access to clean water to improve human health and decrease the risk of disease transmission between the human and gorilla populations.

The purpose of this multidisciplinary EGHI Field Scholars project was to provide a baseline assessment of the communities of the Bisate region that surround the gorilla reserve. Their specific objectives were:

The project was designed to identify the health and development needs and gaps in the community that can be used to focus public health and conservation efforts more efficiently.

A poster describing these students works are available. Other posters describing related work are available here and here.

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