Tag Archives: sanitation and hygiene

Measuring open defecation behaviour in India

| October 29, 2018

Open defecation poses significant health risks for individuals and communities across the globe. The practice affects vulnerable populations through diseases such as diarrhoea, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which often lead to stunting and malnutrition in children. Open defecation is particularly prevalent in India, which is home to 59 per cent of the 1.1 billion people in
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Making WASH behaviour stick

| September 21, 2015

Small scale trials have repeatedly demonstrated the health benefits of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. But the benefits disappear when many of these programmes are taken to scale. Large scale handwashing, sanitation and water treatment campaigns in India, Bangladesh, Peru and Vietnam have not led to a change in the behaviour of most of
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