Category Archives: Hygiene

News and research on hygiene issues as they relate to medical conditions and the health of the population in India and around the world. Also covering medical hygiene and practices such as isolation and quarantine, sterilization of instruments, protective clothing and the safe disposal of medical waste.

Use of Electronic Loggers to Measure Changes in the Rates of Hand Washing with Soap in Low-Income Urban Households in India

There is considerable evidence that hand washing with soap (HWWS) can reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infections. However, globally, rates of HWWS remain low and there is a pressing need to…

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Disposal of Human Excreta and Hygienic Behavior: Guest Blogger Dr. Mohan Lal Jangwal

Environment is an integral part of life. Survival of any living organism is not possible without a healthy environment. Put simply, the “environment” refers to the external factors around us; these factors have an influence on all human beings and vice versa. Different types of environments are all around us,… 

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Improved sanitation and access to water decreases infant, child, and maternal mortality

Increased access to improved water sources and improved sanitation are each associated with a significant decrease in mortality in children younger than 5 years, mortality due to diarrhea in children younger than 5 years, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. These were the findings of a large observational study that included… 

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