Taylor & Francis

Living with Urban Environmental Health Risks: The Case of Ethiopia (King's SOAS Studies in Development Geogrophy Series) Girma Kebbede Author

Combining field research with synthesis of the existing literature from governmental and non-governmental sources, Kebbede (Mount Holyoke College) surveys the state of the urban environment in Ethiopia. Field research was carried out in Addis Abba, Adama, Awasa, Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Dire Dawa, Gondar, Harar, Jimma, and Mekele and involved interviews with municipal and healthcare personnel, non- governmental organizations, and residents, as well as inspections of waticipal and healthcare personnel, non- governmental organizations, and residents, as well as inspections of water, sanitation, and healthcare facilities. An effort is also made to identify and analyze the factors responsible for urban housing problems and urban environmental decay. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR read more