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Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries

Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2014
  • This report summarizes the results of a series of studies, led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with 14 leading research institutions, estimating the burden of disease caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene in 145 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sections 2, 3 and 4 summarize for drinking-water, sanitation and handwashing respectively the estimates of exposure in LMICs, the meta-regression results, and the resulting burden of diarrheal disease. Section 5 considers the integration of WASH interventions, while Section 6, the final section, considers the trends in diarrheal disease burden since 1990, compares the current results with previous estimates and, briefly, summarizes the WASH-related impacts on diseases other than diarrhea.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Middle-East, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Pollution, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Water supply, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Health professionals, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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Published in 2015