Analysis for Nationwide Drinking Water Examination (APW Report)
An Agreement for the Performance of Work (APW) was contracted with Dr Enkhtsetseg, PhD, Ministry of Health, Mongolia to conduct situation analysis and develop guidelines on drinking water quality control. The study was aimed at analyzing the result of drinking water quality examination by local health inspection agencies for 3 to 5 years until 2001 by 1) evaluating water quality control and analysing at central and local levels; 2) evaluating and conducting initial examination for drinking water to estimate arsenic and fluorine; and 3) developing proposals and recommendations on the issue of improvement of drinking water quality control.The questionnaire form that help to analyse drinking water quality control at local level was developed and necessary data from the concerned agencies were collected. This survey was conducted by the State Inspectorate for Health, the Public Health Institute within the framework of MOG/HSE project under the Ministry of Health and WHO, from July to December of 2001. During the survey, results of chemical and bacteriological examinations made at the laboratories of the Health Inspection Agencies of 6 districts of Ulaanbaatar and 19 images aimags for the period of 1999-2001, were summarized and analysed. Arsenic and fluorine was identified in 133 water samples received from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and 21 aimags.Analysis was developed by using retrospective, cross sectional study methods as well as the following softwares STATOGRAFICS-5.0, EXCEL, GWBASIC.