Role of Engineers in Resolving Public Health Issues during Natural or Manmade Epidemic Breakout

Author
M. Subhashini
Keywords
Public Health Engineering; Water Supply System; Sanitation Technology; Excreta Management
Abstract
This paper explains the contribution of engineering and technical skills in safeguarding public health during humanitarian crisis caused due to natural calamities or man- made disasters such as armed conflicts. Humanitarian crisis is more complex in urban settings that put greater population at health risk due to epidemic disease breakout. Here we discussed the role of well-trained engineers who are specialist in water, sanitation, energy supply and environment. This book explains the link between water, sanitation and hygiene so called WASH activities that reduces mortality and morbidity in population during disasters.
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Received : 20 January 2020  

´╗┐Accepted : 01 March 2020

Published : 30 March 2020 

DOI: 10.30726/ijmrss/v7.i1.2020.71002

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