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Better toilets may not mean better health in India: Study

The Economic Times, 10 October 2014


WASHINGTON: The world's largest sanitation initiative which provided almost 25,000 individuals in rural India with access to toilets did not reduce exposure to fecal pathogens or decrease the occurrence of diarrhoea or child malnutrition, a new study has claimed.


"The programme is effective in building latrines, but not all households participate," said lead author Professor Thomas Clasen from Emory University, Atlanta, US and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK, who conducted the study in 100 rural villages in Odisha. Read more....