Improving human security by mitigating arsenic poisoning

Duration: October 2004 – June 2008
Budget: US$1,282,727
Implementing Agencies: UNIDO

The programme targeted the communities of Hajiganj and Shahrasti – two districts in Bangladesh with the highest levels of arsenic intoxication – and provided appropriate technology to eliminate arsenic from drinking water, enhanced the capacities of local institutions to treat arsenicosis-affected patients, and raised awareness of arsenic-related issues to avoid further contamination.

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Programme Summary