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TitleA comparison of the health effects of water supply and sanitation in urban and rural Guatemala
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsBateman, OM, Smith, S
Secondary TitleWASH reprint: field report
Volumeno. 352
Paginationx, 31 p.: 8 fig., 9 tab.
Date Published1991-01-01
PublisherEnvironmental Health Project (EHP)
Place PublishedArlington, VA, USA
Keywordschild health, guatemala, health impact, research, rural areas, safe water supply, sanitation, urban areas

This study is interested in understanding better the relationship between water supply, sanitation and health. The general relationship between improved water supply and sanitation (WS&S) and improved health is well established. The report is interested in maximizing the health benefits of WS&S. To this end three hypotheses are developed relating to the relative health benefit of improved sanitation versus improved water supply, urban-rural differences in the health benefits of improved WS&S, and community coverage versus individual access to sanitation. These hypotheses are examined to provide guidance to the policymaker, programmer, and project manager when designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating WS&S programmes and projects.

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