Analysis of the quality of the water and affectation on the health of the inhabitants of Guamachito, Colombia


  • Ingris Meléndrez-Polo
  • Wilson Perea-Ospino
  • Devinso Jiménez-Sierra
  • Mario Lora-Monsalve



AbstractBackground: The study focuses on the evidence of the relationship between water quality and the health of populations. Colombia, a country with high levels of economic, social, and environmental vulnerability, does not have a population that has full access to drinking water. The study analyzes this relationship in Guamachito, Zona Bananera, Colombia.Objective: Analyze the water quality and the effect on the health of the population of Guamachito, Zona Bananera, Colombia.Method: Cross-sectional quantitative study, which was carried out in phases: First, an analysis of secondary data was carried out through a review of the web pages of the government institutions of public health in the region and the country; subsequently, a survey was applied to contrast the results of the documentary review to 450 inhabitants of Guamachito, Colombia, corresponding to members of a rural educational institution in the municipality, with 24 teachers and 426 students.Results: The results suggest that the microbiological characteristics are above the reference limits, as well as poor procedures for collecting and cleaning water in the houses, likewise, high rates of water-borne diseases are identified.Conclusion: It is inferred that there is an incidence of water quality on the health of the inhabitants of the Guamachito municipality. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2022; 36(4):000-000]Keywords: health, water quality, diseases, Colombia.




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Ingris Meléndrez-Polo, Wilson Perea-Ospino, Devinso Jiménez-Sierra, & Mario Lora-Monsalve. (2023). Analysis of the quality of the water and affectation on the health of the inhabitants of Guamachito, Colombia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 36(4).



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