Widely used sanitation programs do not necessarily improve health

10 octubre 2014

The sanitation intervention delivered under the terms of the Government of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign -— the world’s largest sanitation initiative -— provided almost 25,000 individuals in rural India with access to a latrine. However, it did not reduce exposure to fecal pathogens or decrease the occurrence of diarrhea, parasitic worm infections, or child malnutrition.