The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) invites you to a blended research dissemination workshop of the study titled;
" Risk and the Effect of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites on The Environment (Food and Water) and Human Health in Central Uganda. A Case Study of Kampala Metropolitan Area."
A study was conducted in Kiteezi, in Mukono and Entebbe Dumping Sites with funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).
Date and Time: Thursday 17th March, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EAT
- Abdullah Ali Halage
- Robert Mugabi
- Joel Kinobe
- Ahmada Zziwa
- Muleme James
Register in advance to attend this meeting: https://bit.ly/disseminationonheavymetal
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/kkb-meqa-wyo
About the study
Dumpsites in the Kampala Metropolitan Area, (KMA) (Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono) are poorly designed, overloaded and receive wastes of different characteristics including the hazardous type. Poor management of waste dumpsites such as landfills and composts raise a serious concern which could affect the health and comfort of local communities and the environment.
This has led to contamination of air, water, plants, animal products and health impacts. Previous studies in other countries have assessed the impact of dumpsite leachate on plants but not much has been done on food (water, milk) and environment especially around Kampala for the Ugandan context.
The study assessed the risk and level of heavy metal contamination of the environment (food and water) with in the vicinity of dumpsites in Kampala Metropolitan Area, Uganda in order to identify appropriate interventions.
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