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Management of Excreta and Parasitic Infestation of Ground and Children from 2 to 10 years in Ngiri-Ngiri Health Area


Masamba, L.N., Kiyombo, M.K., Mutonkole, S.P. and Konde, N.N.

1 Communautary Ealth Section, Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales (ISTM/Kinshasa), Box 774 Kinshasa XI
2 Ecole de Santé Publique, Département d’Hygiène et Salubrité de l’Environnement, Faculty of Médecine, University of Kinshasa.
3 Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Box 190 Kinshasa XI


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Mutonkole, S.P,
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Received: March 29, 2016,   Accepted: June 25, 2016,   Published:


Abstract:

Population growth and increasing request of the consumer goods in urban centers represent certainly one of the causes at the base of the increase in the amount of waste. This is even more noticeable in Kinshasa, with its densely populated conurbations. This study aims to enhance the link (associations) between household excreta management mode and soil and children from 2 to 10 years infestation. An analytical cross-sectional survey of 360 households was conducted in Kinshasa in order to determine helminth infections prevalence among targeted children and land plots. Willis flotation method and Ritchie enrichment were respectively used for soil and stool analysis. Chi-square test was used to detect a relationship or association with 0.05 significance level. Among surveyed households, 55.8% use latrines with effluents, including 34.5% evacuate their effluents either by cesspools or by using one or more hole (s) open (s) in plot and 29.9% by ditches. In addition, parasitic infestation prevalence of children from 2 to 10 years and land plots of Ngiri-Ngiri health zone is 61.2% and 44.8%, respectively. This land use is associated with poor management of household excreta, and is an important risk factor for infestation.


Keywords: excreta, parasitic infestation, Children from 2 to 10 years, soil, Ngiri-Ngiri


Citation:

Mutonkole, S.P.et al. (2016). Management of Excreta and Parasitic Infestation of Ground and Children from 2 to 10 years in Ngiri-Ngiri Health Area. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V4I3. DOI: 10.15297/JALS.V4I3.01


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© 2016 Mutonkole, S.P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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