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PubMed | Institute Pasteur Of Dakar Dakar
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Medecine tropicale : revue du Corps de sante colonial | Year: 2011

In recent decades, the Senegal River Basin has witnessed an increase in the prevalence of water-borne human and animal diseases. The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (French acronym, OMVS) decided to establish a Water Resource Development and Management Framework Project (French acronym, SDAGE) for the Senegal River Basin. The purpose of SDAGE is to avoid overuse of natural resources while allowing development of human activities in the Senegal River Basin. This project document is intended to provide guidance for mobilizing resources and understanding impact on the environment and local population through to 2025. Within the framework of the first phase of the SDAGE, a survey to assess water-borne diseases in the Senegal River Basin was carried out in 2009. This assessment of the medical situation was based on documents obtained by bibliographic research. The purpose of this report is to summarize the main findings with regard firstly to vector-borne diseases along with corresponding national or regional control programs in the area and, secondly to zoonoses. Findings with regard to diseases directly related to water have been described in another report.

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