Global Public Health



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Climate | Diseases | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Studies | Organisms | Physical and Environmental Geography | Public Health | Water Resource Management

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Burundi is located near the African great lakes region of East Africa. This country is one of the poorest and hungriest countries throughout the world because of this they are facing multiple problems with communicable disease. These families are seeing a reduction in the amount of water available to them and based on this they are receiving water from external sources such as wells and lakes. Most of the water throughout Burundi is contaminated with Phytoplankton which increase cholera outbreaks in this area. It has also been shown that uranium impacts the water throughout the wells and lakes. Both of these contaminants play a role in the increase of communicable disease. To reduce these numbers families need to be educated on proper sanitation exercises along with how to properly boil off water in hope that bad bacteria will die off.There are multiple suggestions that could be made in order to help the overall population.