Onchocerciasis control in the Volta River Basin area report prepared for the Governments of Dahomey, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Togo and Upper Volta : Annex I-1, the physical, human and economic geography of the Volta River Basin area.

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  • Human geography -- Africa, West,
  • Physical geography -- Africa, West,
  • Onchocerciasis -- Africa, West

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Other titlesThe physical, human and economic geography of the Volta River Basin area.
SeriesSahel, documents and dissertations -- AS 192.
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
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"The World Health Organization Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin of West Africa aims at reducing the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus Leukart, the cause of river blindness, to a level no longer dangerous to health by attacking the larval stage of the vector Simulium damnosum Theo.

s at its breeding sites in the by: Get this from a library. Impact review of the Onchocerciasis Control Program, Ouagadougou, August [Jim Kelly; Onchocerciasis Control Program in the Volta River Basin Area.; United States. Agency for International Development.;].

Get this from a library. Sahel visions: planned settlement and river blindness control in Burkina Faso.

[Della E McMillan] -- When an international health initiative succeeded in wiping out onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Burkina Faso (previously Upper Volta), it allowed. World Health Organization, Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin Area, Paugy, D.

& Coulibaly, B. (‎)‎. Effets of treatment with propoxur (‎‎‎‎ ppm/10 min)‎‎‎‎ on benthic invertebrate drift in the Wawa. Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin Area.

World Health Organization, Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin Area & Yté, W.A. (‎)‎. Effect of bactimos on aquatic invertebrates: effets of release on benthic insect densities. Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin Area.

Before the creation of the Volta Lake, infection rates of schistosomiasis in the area had been 1–5%. The problem of Bilharzia in the lake basin must be seen as a disease, which embraces both the lake and the Volta Delta.

The migratory habits of the fishermen ensure the spread of. Commencing inunder the auspices of W.H.O., weekly applications of insecticides have been employed to control the blackfly which transmits human river blindness in West Africa.

Onchocerciasis is being increasingly recognized to have serious economic, as well as public health, consequences in Africa. The disease is hyperendemic in certain valleys in the Volta River basin between latitudes 10° and 12°N, and the author writes authoritatively of the plight of the inhabitants of the affected valleys.

He points out that, with the growth of population, such valleys have Cited by: A large-scale system may include a river basin as one of its several components.

A river basin model can be synthesized by adapting the structure indicated in Figure for multiple-period linear programming. Application of matrix linking to river basin modeling is presented in Figure Each of K subbasin models are interacted by linking the linear-equation matrix of each subbasin.

The objective of this paper is to review the work that has been done on temephos, an insecticide which is being used extensively in several parts of the world and particularly in the Volta Basin, West Africa, to control the vectors of onchocerciasis (river blindness).Cited by: A comprehensive review of the history of schistosomiasis control programs presents information unavailable elsewhere.

This book is of special interest to professionals concerned with health problems of less developed countries and in particular to public health officials, epidemiologists and clinicians dealing with patients in or returning from.

Ouagadougou, WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River basin area. Everts, J.M. et al., Side-effects of experimental pyrethroid applications for control of Tsetse flies in a riverine forest habitat (Africa).

l., –7. FAO, Section III - poissons, autre vie aquatique et faune sauvage. Hepatic and Intestinal Trematodes. ONCHOCERCIASIS. Social, Geographical, and Economic Factors of Onchocerciasis. CONTROL OF ONCHOCERCIASIS IN WEST AFRICA. The Entomological Aspects of Onchocerciasis Control in the Volta River Basin.

Present Status and Prospects for Use of Bacillus thuringiensis H14 in Onchocerciasis Control. [Show full abstract] Control Programme in the Volta River Basin (OCP) and its Senegambia Extension; these are mainly based Onchocerciasis control in the Volta River Basin area book collation of published and unpublished data for the post period.

The Niger River Basin: a vision for sustainable Onchocerciasis control in the Volta River Basin area book (English) Abstract. This book comprises two distinct elements. The first, and major, part of the book (chapters ) is a unique and essential compilation of technical information and data on the entire Niger River by: Title: Ten years of onchocerciasis control in West Africa: review of the work of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin area from to art and heritage in West Africa.(Review) (book reviews) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Quelennec, G., J. Miles, C. Dejoux & B. de Merona, Chemical monitoring for temephos in mud, oysters and fish from a river with the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River Basin area.

WHO/VBC/ Google ScholarCited by: The s initiated great strides in global disease control. A successful example was the Onchocerciasis Control programme, which commenced in The serious health and socioeconomic repercussions of onchocerciasis and indications of possible control was a catalyst for a convening of a joint USAID/OCCGE/WHO technical meeting [18,19].Author: John Goldsmid, Silvana Bettiol.

control by aerial spraying of rivers and streams with larvicide has achieved some success in the Volta River Basin, but other areas are less well-suited for such an approach. Efforts to control onchocerciasis are plagued by emerging resistance of blackflies, excessive costs of spraying, and the lack of suitable chemotherapy for existing cases.

Abstract. Since the adoption of the General Act of Berlin inwhich dealt, inter alia, with the Niger River, more agreements have been contracted for the management of some of the shared watercourses in West Africa, particularly in the post-colonial gh only six out of its numerous shared watercourses are regulated by legal instruments, West Africa contributed through these Author: Nwamaka Chigozie Odili.

for a long time. At present, the control of the disease through applications of insecticides against larvae of Simulium damnosum, the major vector of the disease, in the endemic areas of the Volta River Basin, West Africa, has been in progress since by the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) supported by the World Health.

Background: An epilepsy prevalence of % was documented in onchocerciasis-endemic villages close to the Maridi River in South Sudan.

We investigated the role of the Maridi dam in causing an onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy epidemic in these villages. Methods: Affected communities were visited in November to conduct focus group discussions with village elders and assess the OV At present, the control of the disease through applications of insecticides against larvae of Simulium damnosum, the major vector of the disease, in the endemic areas of the Volta River Basin, West Africa, has been in progress since by the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) supported by the World Health Organization, World Bank, : Hiroyuki Takaoka.

The book finishes with a useful review oftissue adhesives. The Volta River Basin Area Control Programmeis described in somedetail. onchocerciasis considering it is this aspect whichjustifies costly control programmes.

Only 1 of the 14 main contributors is an : R. Fisher. The prevalence of schistosomiasis increased sharply following the creation of Lake Volta after the construction of the Akosombo hydroelectric dam during the s.

Beforeschistosomiasis control relied primarily on snail control, especially in the basin of the Volta by: 2. choice ofthe Volta river basin as the savanna epidemiological andentomological datafrom that area were already available from the OCCGE;and, secondly, thatin all the coun-tries further This book is a timely reminder of the)mic value of may help to vly established public health and socioeconc onchocerciasis control and promotethe.

Ouagadougou, WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River basin area. Everts, J.M. et al., Side-effects of experimental pyrethroid applications for control of Tsetse flies in a riverine forest habitat (Africa).

l., –7. The control of river blindness (onchocerciasis), a human disease transmitted by black flies, has been an economic and public health success in West Africa.

It involved insecticide applications to as many as 50, km of rivers, almost weekly, in 11 countries between and The long-term biomonitoring of the effects of insecticide use on the nontarget invertebrate (primarily insect) and.

Abstract The control of river blindness (onchocerciasis), a human disease transmitted by black flies, has been an economic and public health success in West Africa. It involved insecticide applications to as many as 50, km of rivers, almost weekly, in 11 countries between and The long-term biomonitoring of the effects of insecticide use on the nontarget invertebrate (primarily.

The Volta River system basin, consisting of the Oti River, Daka River, Pru River, Sene River and Afram River as well as the White Volta and Black Volta rivers, covers 70% of Ghana's total land area.

Another 22% of Ghana is covered by the southwestern river system watershed comprising the Bia River, Tano River, Ankobra River and Pra River. Scope and Content. Photographs, correspondence, field notes, reports, papers for presentations, maps, publications, and postcards.

A large number of photographs and documents pertain to Berner's survey of the Volta River basin, Gold Coast, British West Africa, to produce an entomological report assessing the public health implications of a planned system of reservoirs and canals.

problems at Richard Toll upstream from the dam underscore the need for regional understanding of these processes. As noted in Chapter 2, the annual flood at Bakel has peaked in August and September, coming almost entirely from the upper has been a dramatic reduction of flow in the last 20 years, however, to less than half the year average of m 3 /s.

RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment information from RAP expeditions providing conservation professionals with data to improve biodiversity by: 3. The most heavily infested zone is the Volta River basin, which extends over parts of Dahomey, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Togo, and Upper Volta.

Worldwide, 28 million people are affected by onchocerciasis, with 20% of individuals in endemic areas being blind from the disease.

Deforestation and soil erosion have made onchocerciasis endemic in the Volta basin, and man-made lakes have increased the incidence and distribution of schistosomiasis. was caught for the first time in the dryer Bayano River area, possibly This book helps to redress the balance by reminding us of the exuberance and diversity of tropical.

Study area. This study focused on SSA—geographically, the area of the African continent that lies south of the Sahara Desert. It consists of all African countries except Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt [].This region accounts for the greatest burden of malaria in the world where Plasmodium falciparum, the most severe of the malaria parasite species that infect humans, is by:   More thansquare kilometres of once-productive river valley had been abandoned”.

By the end of Dr. Samba’s tenure, “37 million acres of fertile land had been freed for agriculture” and “17 million affected people have been resettled along the Volta river basin”.

Fernand led programs to tackle Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. Christian Blind Mission (CBM) established Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programs. This was in the context of the Onchocerciasis Control Program (OCP) from. The fly larvae live in swift streams and for many decades were impossible to control.

A happy accident brought DDT into the battle against the disease-carrying blackfly. A mule carrying DDT to a malaria spraying project in the Volta River basin in the s slipped while fording a stream and spilled its load of DDT powder into the water. Page I MACROINVERTEBRATE BOTTOM FAUNA OF THE GAMBIA RIVER, WEST AFRICA by MARION J.

VAN MAREN Great Lakes and Marine Waters Center The University of Michigan International Programs Report No. 4 Page II. Page III ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am very much indebted to the other members of the River Resources Team of the University of Michigan for their.

brates in the study area. Some of the invertebrates encoun-tered were those that can adapt to polluted waters. Hydrobiological monitoring work undertaken in the rivers of the Volta Basin in Ghana has shown that rivers and streams in the basin were more diverse in invertebrates because the rivers were relatively unpolluted (Samman et al.

).This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.The state of Burkina Faso consists of an area that was controlled by the Mossi from the 14th century untilwhen the French took control.

It was made part of the Franc Zone and it was named Upper Volta in after having been marked out from the surrounding territory.

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