This is a list of resources that speak especially to issues of sanitation and human health.

Please note that the links listed below may lead to additional resources which have not yet been added to this collection.


  1. 2015-01-20 Selenium (Se), along with iron, zinc, and iodine, is one of a number of essential micronutrients that must be consumed in sufficient amounts in order to maintain human health. Selenium is part of a number of proteins within the human body that play an important role in protecting our bodies from...
  2. CGIAR’s first results-oriented Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) was developed in 2010, providing for first time an overarching structure for the combined work of CGIAR Centers delivery through 16 CGIAR Research Programs (CRP),steering the CGIAR system to overall delivery of impact. The 2010 –...
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    2009-01-20 Porridges are made by boiling traditional starchy foods such as cornmeal, rice, oatmeal, potato, or ground sorghum in water. However, it can be difficult for infants to swallow. Enzymes in malted barley flour (germinated barley seeds that have been carefully dried and ground into a powder) can...
  4. 2008-07-20 Briefly addressed are the following: Artemisia for malaria treatment. Aflatoxin. Leaf Protein Concentrate (LPC) for treatment ofsevere malnutrition. Moringa high density planting for leaf powder. Indoor air pollution.
  5. 2016-03-03 Session: Sauti Moja Marsabit provides livestock to vulnerable female-headed households (widows and single pastoralist mothers) which contribute to food security. We also provide young mothers who have been chased from school due to pregnancy with an opportunity to pursue an education that will...
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    2009-04-01 In many developing countries, there is no or little governmental regulation of and inspection for aflatoxin in foods and feeds. Even if there is governmental control in food processing, there is no oversight of food sold in markets or consumed right on the farm. The result is that humans are...
  7. The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development(AJFAND) is a highly cited and prestigious quarterly peer reviewed journal with a global reputation, published in Kenya by the Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) in Nairobi. Our internationally recognized publishing programme covers a...
  8. 2015-11-04 Active learning and exchange of knowledge are key to farmer adoption of beneficial agricultural innovations. Community health worker (CHW) and community animal health worker (CAHW) programs have led to a rich body of knowledge about extension, much of which is applicable to efforts aimed towards...
  9. 2016-07-11 Dr. Dowell is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA ARS. He has about 30 years of experience developing technology to measure grain quality and improving food security in developing countries. He has over 20 years of experience in international agriculture, and is President of Planting...
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    2010-04-01 Many complicating factors affect agricultural work, family health, and nutrition when one or more family members are HIV positive or have an active case of AIDS. In addition to those who are sick, others in the family and community are affected by the consequences of their illness. This broader...
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  12. 2013-04-20 Sometimes the smallest of things can impact human health beyond all proportion to their size. Trace elements are an example of this. Trace elements in an amount that is either above or below certain thresholds in soil, animal feed, or the human diet can have important impacts on the health of...
  13. 1992-07-19 Dr. Rosling does not like the statement “cassava contains cyanide.” A food that contained pure hydrogen cyanide could be easily detoxified (it would be driven off as a gas by cooking). If any free cyanide is present in cassava, it can easily be driven off into the air by temperatures over 28C (82...
  14. With the right knowledge and skills anyone, anywhere can take ownership of their own water, sanitation and hygiene. CAWST empowers people to take action in their homes and neighbourhoods, builds resiliency, and ensures appropriate solutions for the local water context.
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    2004-10-20 Smoke from open fires can be a nuisance, and it can also lead to severe health problems. The Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) has issued a document called “Smoke—the Killer in the Kitchen” that shares statistics on indoor air pollution caused by burning solid fuels like wood,...
  16. We support countries as they coordinate the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and private sector – to attain their health objectives and support their national health policies and...
  17. 2015-12-15 Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance, and yet it is often neglected in their basic training. Drawn from the experiences of an international editor team with extensive field experience,Nutrition for...
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  19. The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) (link is external) of USDA (link is external), the FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information.
  20. anamedworks in development partnership. Core point is to promote a responsible, sustainable and universally accessible health and nutrition, using our experiences, gained in 30 years of natural medical practise in the tropics and around the world. This is our common responsibility before God. The...
  21. 2009-06-01 Amazon.com Description This 2009 updated reprint of Disabled Village Children features topics including identifying primary and secondary disabilities skills for daily living polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, and muscular dystrophy fun and useful therapy techniques and low-cost...
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  23. 2012-07-01 Amazon.com Description This 2012 updated reprint features information on Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART), a way to fill cavities without the use of a dental drill, as well as updated information on other training material and resources. This book is an important companion to Hesperian's...
  24. 1998-08-15 Review : ...the book presents great colorful pictures of plants and provides a separate page for each plant, which discusses the plants form as well as uses. I know of no other field guide to useful plants of the Amazon
  25. 1992-05-01 Amazon.com Description Hesperian's classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is arguably the most widely-used health care manual in the world. This 2015 updated reprint features updated medication information, a newly revised family planning chapter, new treatments for a variety of infections,...
  26. 1993-03-19 New Zealand bee scientist, Dr. Peter Molan, says that “honey is used in many countries in the treatment of burns, blisters, bed sores and major wounds. Honey has long been used as a wound dressing and is probably the perfect substance for such a use. Not only is it antibiotic (killing almost all...
  27. 2017-06-14 This publication is Chapter 4 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...
  28. 2017-06-14 Cette publication est le chapitre 4 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du...
  29. 2017-06-14 Esta publicación es el Capítulo 4 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente...
  30. Note the Food Composition Table under the Services drop-down. The early research work of the Central American region and the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in nutrition was focused initially (1950 and 1960) on the clinical manifestation and the treatment of the...
  31. MPNS has built upon Kew’s existing plant name resources to create an authoritative database of medicinal plants and their names.Upto date taxonomy is linked to pharmaceutical, drug, common and scientific names as they are used in the relevant literature and legislation.The MPNS Resource currently...
  32. Martin Price : "I periodically check for updates on katuk safety. This 2015 article is the most thorough literature review ofpositive benefits and negative toxicitythat I've seen.(I learned that "katuk" is the/an Indonesian name.) A lot more research has been done since the big publicity from...
  33. Malaria Journal 2017 Abstract Background A neglected aspect of alien invasive plant species is their influence on mosquito vector ecology and malaria transmission. Invasive plants that are highly attractive toAnophelesmosquitoes provide them with sugar that is critical to their survival. The...
  34. At the beginning of the year we took a tour of6 incredible plants you might not have heard of. Diets worldwide – from forest roots and leaves such as the moringa in Africa and parts of Asia to cardoon, the close relative of the artichoke in Europe – are varied, suited to local environment and can...
  35. All over the world local varieties of fruit, vegetables and grain are grown. Many are seemingly forgotten or are underutilized despite having outstanding nutritional or taste qualities. Some have good commercial potential and could be an excellent cash crop for a smallscale or family farmers,...
  36. In the year 2004, indoor air pollution from solid fuel use was responsible for almost 2 million annual deaths and 2.7% of the global burden of disease (in Disability-Adjusted Life Years or DALYs). This makes this risk factor the second biggest environmental contributor to ill health, behind...
  37. The first comprehensive scientific analysis of how agrobiodiversity can make our vulnerable food system more resilient, sustainable and nutritious has been carried out by leading agrobiodiversity research centre Bioversity International. The 200-page guide provides solid evidence that investments...
  38. We believe that growing and eating healthy food can – and must – be a part of the long-term solution to malnutrition. The world is facing an acute food and nutrition crisis. We must meet the world’s food needs with an approach that is environmentally sustainable, recognizes the primacy of...
  39. 2012-01-20 The chaya plant is native to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and to parts of Guatemala. It is similar to spinach and other greens, but grows on a bush that can get to 3 meters (10 ft.) tall and 2 meters (6.5 ft.) wide. The leaves are about the size of an adult hand. Chaya leaves are one of the...
  40. We are a global network of professionals working on issues pertaining to the intersection of agriculture and nutrition. The group is informal, and designed to facilitate information sharing and networking. This Community of Practice arose in June 2010 when a number of DC-based professionals...
  41. Achieving the goals of Feed-the-Future and theGlobal Food Security Strategyrequires careful consideration of the impact of relevant climate science on agricultural production, while at the same time considering other cross-cutting issues that influence agricultural growth, poverty alleviation and...