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Interventions to Improve Water Quality and Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices, and Their Effects on the Nutritional Status of Children

Water, sanitation and hygiene interventions are frequently implemented to reduce infectious diseases, and may be linked to improved nutrition outcomes in children. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effect of interventions to improve water quality and supply, provide adequate sanitation and promote handwashing with soap, on the nutritional status of children under the age of 18 years and to identify current research gaps.

DANGOUR, A.D. ; WATSON, L. ; CUMMING, O. ; BOISSON, S. ; CHE, Y. ; VELLEMAN, Y. ; CAVILL, S. ; ALLEN, E. ; UAUY, R. ; (2013): (= Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013 , 8 ). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons URL [Accessed: 05.09.2013]