Environmental health status in a semi-urban community in Northern Nigeria

  • AA Aliyu Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • MN Sambo
  • A Abubakar
  • SH Idris

Abstract

Background/Aims: Many factors could be responsible for poor environmental health situations.

Methodology: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in Layin Zomo, a semi-urban community located in Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State to assess availability of environmental health facilities in a semi-urban community in Northern Nigeria.

Findings: Results from the study shows that the environmental health status of the community is in conformity with national figure which is far below the acceptable standards.

Conclusion: More detail environmental health study needs to be undertaken to assist in designing comprehensive and sustainable policy, programmes and activities.

Keywords: environmental health, assessment, semi-urban community

Sahel Medical Journal Vol. 8(4) 2005: 88-91
Published
2006-05-31
Section
Articles

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