News and thoughts on water, sanitation, and global health.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sanitation and Health article
Sanitation and Health, IN: PLoS Med 7(11) 2010. D, Mara, University of Leeds.(Link to full-text) The diseases associated with poor sanitation are particularly correlated with poverty and infancy and alone account for about 10% of the global burden of disease. At any given time close to half of the urban populations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America have a disease associated with poor sanitation, hygiene, or water.