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BERTRAM, J. ; CARINCROSS, S. (2010): Hygiene, Sanitation, and Water: Forgotten Foundations of Health. In: PLoS Med 7, 11. URL [Accessed: 25.11.2010].

This is the introductory article in a four-part PLoS Medicine series on water and sanitation. It highlights the massive disease burden associated with deficient hygiene , sanitation and water supply, which would be largely preventable. The total benefits of improved water, sanitation and hygiene are much greater than merely health benefits. The article calls for making water, sanitation and hygiene development priorities.