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TitleDiarrhoea and hygiene in Lucknow slums
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsCurtis, V, Chaudhary, M, Pant, P, Arora, N, Singh, S, Sinha, P, Gupta, S, Goel, C
Pagination32 p. : boxes, fig., ill., tab.
Date Published1996-06-01
PublisherLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsbehaviour, beliefs, child hygiene, communications media, diarrhoeal diseases, gomti river pollution control project (lucknow, india), hand washing, health education, household hygiene, india uttar pradesh lucknow, research, slums

This report presents the findings of a three month study of belief and practice concerning diarrhoea and hygiene in slums which aims to find practical ways of improving the situation. Among the preliminary conclusions are that: i. the main risk factors for the spread of diarrhoeal disease are: a. the unsafe disposal of child stools; b. the lack of adequate hand washing after contact with faecal material. Some recommendations are made on how these problems could be remedied.

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