Solid Waste Management and Risks to Health in Urban Africa: A Study of Dakar City, Senegal

This report addresses Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dakar (Senegal). It focuses on man-made hazards of poor Solid Waste Management, consequent loss to health and associated secondary hazards. Ideally, an effective SWM system: (i) protects population health, especially for the poor; (ii) promotes environmental quality and sustainability; and (iii) supports economic productivity and the creation of jobs.