This article estimates the burden of diarrhoeal diseases from exposure to inadequate water, sanitation and hand hygiene in low- and middle-income settings and provides an overview of the impact on other diseases
|Title||Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings : a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Pruss-Ustun, A, Bartram, J, Clasen, T, Colford, JM, Cumming, O, Curtis, V, Bonjour, S, Dangour, AD, De France, J, Fewtrell, L, Freeman, MC, Gordon, B, Hunter, PR, Johnston, RB, Mathers, C, Mausezahl, D, Medlicott, K, Neira, M, Stocks, M, Wolf, J, Cairncross, S|
|Secondary Title||Tropical medicine & international health|
|Pagination||12 p. : 1 fig., 8 tab.|
|Keywords||drinking water, hand washing, health impact, morbidity, mortality, piped distribution, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water-related diseases|
To estimate the burden of diarrhoeal diseases from exposure to inadequate water, sanitation and hand hygiene in low- and middle-income settings and provide an overview of the impact on other diseases.
This estimate confirms the importance of improving water and sanitation in low- and middle-income settings for the prevention of diarrhoeal disease burden. It also underscores the need for better data on exposure and risk reductions that can be achieved with provision of reliable piped water, community sewage with treatment and hand hygiene.
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