Public Health Receives $2.5 Million Gates Grant

A project by the Center for Global Safe Water will help improve sanitation in developing nations.

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The Center for Global Safe Water in the Rollins School of Public Health has received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce the disease burden and improve child health in cities of the developing world.

The Center for Global Safe Water project will develop methods to assess the health risks posed by fecal contamination in those cities and provide critical information to help design effective interventions to prevent transmission of enteric diseases.

Rollins professors Christine Moe and Clair Null in the Hubert Department of Global Health; visiting professor Peter Teunis, also with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands; and Bernard Keraita of the International Water Management Institute, will lead the study.

Beginning with an analysis of sanitation practices and facilities in Accra, Ghana, the study will help promote strategic investments in sanitation and facilitate evidence-based decisions on sanitation interventions.

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