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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource Report Section
Title Linking Environment and Health
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.wri.org/wr-98-99/wr98-001.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Part of World Resources 1998-99 a biennial report on the global environment. "Drawing on the latest scientific data, this section of the Report explores how environmental conditions contribute to the current burden of death and disease around the world and how that may change over the coming decades." Includes: Introduction, The Geography of Risk, Changing Environment, Changing Health Threats, The Drivers of Change (Regional Profile: Damming the Senegal River), Global Health Patterns (Guest Editorial: What Accounts for the Life Expectancy Gap in Central and Eastern Europe? by Clyde Hertzman), Poverty, Health, and the Environment ( Guest Editorial: Toward an Idea of International Environmental Justice by Michael K. Dorsey), Characterizing Environmental Hazards, The Environmental Contribution, (Guest Editorial: Breast Cancer by Devra Davis), Implications for Prevention.

Type of Resource Fact Sheet
Title Health and Environment in Sustainable Development
Author World Health Organization (WHO)
Affiliation World Health Organization (WHO)
Url http://www.who.org/pll/dsa/justpub/hesd.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Fact Sheet No 170, June 1997 addresses:
  • Poor environment means poor health
  • Population growth, poverty and pollution
  • Vector-borne diseases and environment
  • The risk of chemicals
  • WHO's leading role

Type of Resource Fact Sheet
Title Fifty facts from The World Health Report 1998: Global health situation and trends 1955-2025
Author World Health Organization
Affiliation World Health Organization
Url http://www.who.org/whr/1998/factse.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract 50 facts on: [1] Population, [2] Life expectancy, [3] Age structure of deaths, [4] Leading causes of global deaths, [5] Health of infants and small children, [6] Health of older children and adolescents, [7] Health of adults, [8] Health of older people.

Type of Resource Program Summaries
Title Programme for the Promotion of Environmental Health
Author World Health Organization
Affiliation World Health Organization
Url http://www.who.org/peh/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Description of WHO program which includes:
  • Assessment of environmental health hazards
  • Environmental health in urban development
  • Water supply and sanitation in human settlements
  • Incorporation of health concerns into environmental management
  • Global Health and Environment Library Network (GELNET)

Type of Resource Newsletter
Title WHO Environmental Health Newsletter: Focus on Sanitation
Author Various
Affiliation World Health Organization (WHO)
Url http://www.who.org/peh/ehn27.htm#Top
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Issue No. 27, October 1997: Focus on Sanitation includes:

Type of Resource Newsletter
Title WHO Environmental Health Newsletter: Creating Healthy Cities
Author Various
Affiliation World Health Organization (WHO)
Url http://www.who.org/peh/ehn.htm#EHN No. 26
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Issue No. 26, October 1996 focuses on Creating Healthy Cities, includes:

Type of Resource Newsletter
Title WHO Environmental Health Newsletter: Women, health and environment
Author Various
Affiliation World Health Organization (WHO)
Url http://www.who.org/peh/ehn.htm#EHN No 25
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Issue # 26, 12/96 focuses on Women, health and environment, includes:

Type of Resource Report Chapter
Title Pollution and Disease
Author Robert Engleman and Pamela LeRoy
Affiliation Population Action International
Url http://www.cnie.org/pai/water-21.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Part of a 1993 report by a U.S.-based advocacy group which addresses fresh water resources and their relationship to population, health and development. Strategies and regional examples are discussed.

Type of Resource Journal
Title People and the Planet - Health and Environment
Author Various
Affiliation Published by "Planet 21"
Url http://www.oneworld.org/patp/previous.html
Peer Review No
Abstract Journal with articles contributed various authors with different affiliations. Volume 6-3 (Fall 1997 issue) on Health and Environment includes:

Type of Resource Net Links + Searchable Database
Title Guide to Population, Health and Development Resources
Author Center for Communication Programs
Affiliation Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA
Url http://www.jhuccp.org/netlinks.stm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Net Links is a database of Internet resources useful to people working in the areas of health, population, and international development. Because these are interdisciplinary fields that include public health, health education, demography, environment, communication, public policy and others, links are made to a wide variety of organizations and government agencies."

Type of Resource Journal
Title People and the Planet - People and Reproductive Health
Author Various
Affiliation Published by "Planet 21"
Url http://www.oneworld.org/patp/previous.html
Peer Review No
Abstract Journal with articles contributed various authors with different affiliations. Volume 6-1 (Winter 1997 issue) on People and Reproductive Health includes:

Type of Resource Data sets
Title Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
Author Macro International Inc.
Affiliation Work carried out primarily for U.S. Agency for International Development
Url http://www.macroint.com/dhs/index.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Data sets result from surveys carried out in the developing world on issues of population, health and nutrition. "Data collected from the DHS and from other Macro International survey activities can be obtained in several ways. Data from DHS surveys is available via Direct Data File FTP or on regular storage media from the DHS data archive. In the future, users will be able to obtain data from the West Africa Spatial Analysis Prototype (WASAP) from this web site." Countries addressed include: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African, Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar , Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

National Council for Science and the Environment
"Improving the scientific basis for making decisions on environmental issues"
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