Solid Waste Management and Risks to Health in Urban Africa: A Study of Nairobi and Mombasa Cities in Kenya

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, 118 pages
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English
Published: September 2017
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Product code:21726G

This report documents household characteristics, solid waste management (SWM) and the associated risks to health in two cities in Kenya. The study was conducted in the communities of Korogocho/Dandora, Saika and Makadara in Nairobi, and Bamburi and Kisauni in Mombasa. Korogocho/Dandora are slum and low income locations primarily bordering the main municipal dumpsite (Dandora); Saika is located farther from the dumpsite but exposed to SWM-related secondary hazards such as pollution and ooding; Makadara is a non-slum comparison study site. In Mombasa, the study sites were Mwakirunge in Bamburi location that is the proximal community to the city’s dumpsite, and Bombolulu, a non-slum settlement in Kisauni location, which is prone to flooding.

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African Population and Health Research Centre (2017). Solid Waste Management and Risks to Health in Urban Africa: A Study of Nairobi and Mombasa Cities in Kenya. IIED, London; KCL, London.
Available at https://www.iied.org/21726g