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TitleThe hygiene improvement framework : a comprehensive approach for preventing childhood diarrhea
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsStorti, C
Secondary TitleJoint publication / EHP
Volumeno. 8
Paginationvii, 29 p. : boxes, fig.
Date Published2004-05-01
PublisherEnvironmental Health Project (EHP)
Place PublishedArlington, VA, USA
Keywordscase studies, child health, cost benefit analysis, diarrhoeal diseases, disease control, guidelines, health education, health impact, hygiene, oral rehydration, policies, safe water supply, sanitation, sdihyg

Progress report on the state of the struggle against diarrhoea and a rallying cry for a redoubled emphasis on prevention. Specifically it describes the incidence and impact of diarrhoea on children, families, and household economics; examines the achievements and limitations of efforts to fight diarrhoea to date (e.g., oral re-hydration and improving resistance); establishes the case for a renewed emphasis on prevention through hygiene improvement; presents the Hygiene Improvement Framework, a comprehensive, three-pronged approach to preventing diarrhoea at its source; presents cases of successful hygiene improvement programs from the field; and explains how to integrate diarrhoea prevention efforts into ongoing health and development programs. Better case management and improving resistance are necessary strategies in the campaign against diarrhoea, but they must be linked to preventive practices to end this childhood scourge.

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