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Absence Of Toilets In India Contributes To Child Malnutrition

LiveMint: Why India’s sanitation crisis is a public health emergency
Sunil Chandramouli

“…The absence of sanitation is not just a threat to the safety of women but also to the health of children. … Research suggests that an unhygienic environment combined with high population density creates a perfect storm for diseases to thrive, and malnutrition to flourish in India. The absence of sanitation exposes children to infectious diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea, which rob them of their ability to absorb nutrients…” (6/5).

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