Musa Manga, PhD
Musa Manga, PhD in the Gillings News
Dr. Manga uses environmental engineering and microbiology tools to identify low-cost, scalable, and sustainable interventions to interrupt transmission of excreta-related diseases to protect public health and wellbeing. His broad research interests are in planning, monitoring, and improvement of water, sanitation, and fecal sludge management practices to promote: i) equity for underserved communities in both developing and developed countries; ii) development and validation of pathogen hazards and risk models; iii) environmental justice and climate change mitigation; and iv) optimization of sanitation technologies/ wastewater treatment and BioResource Recovery (Nutrient and BioEnergy). Dr Manga’s current research includes development of tools for tracking pathogens and fecal hazards in communities; life cycle costing of water and sanitation programs; understanding the i) performance of sanitation technologies, ii) effectiveness of rural sanitation programs, iii) sustainability and equity in community-wide approaches that improve access to safe sanitation and water, and iv) alternatives to conventional water borne sewerage in dense urban areas; and development, optimization and application of sustainable human excreta and solid waste management technologies/ strategies to achieve effective pathogen inactivation and bioresource recovery.
Public health performance of sanitation technologies in Tamil Nadu, India: Initial perspectives based on E. coli release. Manga, M., Kolsky, P., Rosenboom, J.W., Ramalingam, S., Sriramajayam, L., Bartram, J., and Stewart (2022). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
Fate of faecal pathogen indicators during faecal sludge composting with different bulking agents in tropical climate. Manga, M., Camargo-Valero, M.A., Anthonj, C., and Evans, B.E. (2021). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
Factors associated with safe child feces disposal: evidence across Ethiopia, India, and Zambia. Beardsley R, Cronk R., Tracy W., Fleming L., Ng’ambi M., Tidwell, J.B, Manga, M. (2021). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
A systematic review of water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental health among Roma communities in Europe: Situation analysis, cultural context, and obstacles to improvement. Anthonj, C., Setty, K.S., Ezbakhe, F., Manga, M., Hoeser, C. (2020). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
Economic Cost Analysis of Low-Cost Sanitation Technology Options in Informal Settlement areas (Case Study: Soweto, Johannesburg). Manga, M., J. Bartram, Evans, B. (2020). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.