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Type Journal Article - Archives of Business Research
Title Climate Variability Impacts, Diseases and Human Health: The Case of Morogoro Municipalities, Tanzania
Author(s)
Volume 3
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 78
URL http://scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/1535
Abstract
This study assesses the impacts of climate variability in water quality and its
subsequent effects to human health through diseases in Morogoro Municipality.
It assessed the standard/quality of drinking water and how it is affected by the
impacts of climate variability in the study area. Primary data were obtained
through interview and questionnaire covering two hospitals namely Nunge and
Saint Thomas Hospital, whereby each hospital provided 75 respondents
through questionnaires to make the total of 150 respondents in the study area.
These primary data were supported by secondary data which were collected
from TMA and MORUWASA.**Quantitative data were edited, coded and analyzed
using statistical package for social science (SPSS version 16 and Microsoft Excel
Sheet. Qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis, summarized
and presented in the text. The analyzed data were presented into tables and
graphs. The findings of the results show that the climate of Morogoro municipal
is varying, then quality of drinking water is not good and people are much
affected by water borne diseases. However, climate change and its variability
has played both direct and indirect role for water deterioration, though there
are other factors which bring to synergetic effects to climate change, like
population density, human activities and economic factor which make human
health more vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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