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From Menarche to Menopause: A Population-Based Assessment of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Risk Factors for Reproductive Tract Infection Symptoms Over Life Stages in Rural Girls and Women in India

Girls and women experience greater challenges than boys and men in safely accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) resources, including social and sexual violence, while seeking locations to address bodily needs…

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An Individual-Level Meta-Analysis Assessing the Impact of Community-Level Sanitation Access on Child Stunting, Anemia, and Diarrhea

An estimated 1 billion people live without access to any type of sanitation facility, i.e. a toilet or latrine. This lack of sanitation access fails to contain human feces, which are responsible for transmission of various diarrheal diseases as well as…

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Sanitation, Stress, and Life Stage: A Systematic Data Collection Study among Women in Odisha, India

Despite efforts to improve access to basic resources, 768 million people rely on unimproved drinking-water for daily consumption, and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to…

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The Interaction of Deworming, Improved Sanitation, and Household Flooring with Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Rural Bangladesh

The World Health Organization recommends mass drug administration of albendazole or mebendazole to school-aged children to control soil-transmitted helminths in endemic countries; in addition, they recommend improved sanitation and hygiene to ensure long-term sustainability of…

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Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Practicing Poor Sanitation in Rural India

The burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), which includes both preterm births and low birth weights, is substantial in both developed and developing countries. More than…

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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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Oral cholera vaccine Shanchol is a low-cost option in India

Download the free patient handout PDF near the end of this article! Shanchol, an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) that is devoid of subunit B, was recently licensed in India in 2009 and WHO-prequalified in 2011. Shanchol, India’s first OCV, is produced by Shantha Biotechnics, and as of May 2012, it… 

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