Effects of poor waste management on the health status of low income households case study: Kalerwe, Kawempe Division
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Solid waste management is increasingly becoming the biggest problem in many urban centers of the world and central Uganda is no exception. The research mainly focused on domestic solid waste. The two objectives that guided this research were; the prevalence of poor solid waste low income households and the prevalence of poor waste related diseases among households. The research made use of both qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques in data analysis during this study. The qualitative data collection techniques included; review of literature. Quantitative data was analyzed using STATA 15 and both qualitative and quantitative data has been merged to produce this report. Results indicated that the prevalence of solid waste related diseases among the households at kalerwe was low compared to those who never suffered from waste related diseases which make the stated hypothesis for this objective false and the prevalence of solid waste related diseases among the households at kalerwe was low compared to those who never suffered from waste related diseases which make the stated hypothesis for this objective false. Therefore unauthorized use of land must be controlled, accurate population data is necessary so that waste management systems and infrastructure can be properly planned, environmental education should be included in the school’s curriculum and Waste needs to be sorted at source as much as possible, to reduce the amount requiring disposal and fines should be given to people found disposing rubbish in sewages.