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Basic hygiene can beat diarrhoea : a lesson from the slums of Dhaka

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dc.contributor.author Alam, Jahangir
dc.contributor.editor Bellamy, Rufus
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T17:20:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T17:20:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41826
dc.description This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 46-09 "Prevalence and costs of childhood diarrhoea in the slums of Dhaka" en
dc.description.abstract Relatively simple measures, such as the use of a narrow-neck water container or hand-washing can reduce diarrhoeal risk and duration. The mother's education and awareness also play an important role in lowering the prevalence of diarrhoea. The study assesses the financial cost of diarrhea to households and finds that slum households spend approximately 1% of their annual income on diarrhoea related costs. NGO and mass media public information campaigns should give more emphasis on safe storage of water, effective hand washing and other basic hygiene issues. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (4 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP en
dc.relation.ispartof SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 40-09 en
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41854
dc.subject HEALTH SURVEYS en
dc.subject EPIDEMIOLOGY en
dc.subject DIARRHOEAL DISEASES en
dc.subject FINANCIAL ASPECTS en
dc.subject HEALTH EDUCATION en
dc.subject DISEASE CONTROL en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS en
dc.subject MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.title Basic hygiene can beat diarrhoea : a lesson from the slums of Dhaka en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 102580
idrc.project.title South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) en
idrc.copyright.holder South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource OA Permission License en
idrc.copyright.oareleasedocrecordsserverdocnumber 250517
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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