Recent WASH research – August 9, 2017


Understanding open defecation in rural India: Untouchability, pollution, and latrine pits. Diane Coffey, Aashish Gupta, Payal Hathi, Dean Spears, Nikhil Srivastav, Sangita Vyas, December 2016.

Human Rights and Taxation of Menstrual Hygiene Products in an Unequal World. book chapter in HUMAN RIGHTS AND TAX IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD (Philip G. Alston and Nikki Reisch eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018.

UNICEF Field Notes on Community Approaches to Total Sanitation: LEARNING FROM FIVE COUNTRY PROGRAMMES. UNICEF, June 2017.

EXPLORING CROSS-SECTOR LINKAGES BETWEEN POPULATION, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY: A Review of Best Practices and Lessons Learned. ABCG, June 30, 2017. Incorporate WASH into nutrition and food security programming to enhance outcomes of the nutrition programs and to build a more comprehensive program to improve health.


Does depression moderate handwashing in children? BMC Public Health, August 1, 2017.

Antibacterial efficacy of local plants and their contribution to public health in rural Ethiopia. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, July 28, 2017. Proper hand hygiene with soap and detergents prevents the transmission of many infectious diseases. This study aims to determine the antibacterial activities of some of the plants against bacteria isolated from humans.

Human Health Risk Assessment Applied to Rural Populations Dependent on Unregulated Drinking Water Sources: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, July 28, 2017.

The global burden of disease study 2013: What does it mean for the NTDs? PLoS NTDs, August 3, 2017.

Empirical evidence of the public health benefits of tropical forest conservation in Cambodia: a generalised linear mixed-effects model analysis. Lancet Planetary Health, August 2017. Strictly managed protected areas in Amazonia seem to have reduced biophysical disruption from deforestation and restricted people’s exposure to disease sources, which might have reduced the incidence of malaria, acute respiratory infections, and diarrhea.

Animal-related factors associated with moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children younger than five years in western Kenya: A matched case-control study. PLoS NTDs, August 4, 2017.

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