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|Title: ||Effects of rural water supply and utilization in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region|
|Authors: ||Apeamenyo, Redeemer|
|Issue Date: ||15-Jun-2011|
|Abstract: ||The study examined the health effects of rural Water supply and utilization in the South Tongu District. The questionnaires, interview schedules, focus group discussion and personal observation were the methods used to collect the data. Computer software such as SPSS version 16.0 was used to assist in the data analysis. The hypotheses used for the study were tested using Pearson Correlation. The study has established that there is high prevalence rate of water-related diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, schistosomiasis, buruli ulcer, skin diseases, typhoid, tuberculosis, yaws and chicken pox which is attributed to low level of potable water supply and sanitation in the district. Recommendations have been made that, there must be intensification of rainwater harvesting in the district, the government should make funds available for the provision of potable water and sanitation facilities and the people who use water from rivers, streams, wells and boreholes should treat the water before use.
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Geography and Rural Development, 2011|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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