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Water And Sanitation, NTD Sectors Should Work Together

In a post on the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog, Kerry Gallo of Children Without Worms writes, “Effective control strategies for several NTDs [neglected tropical diseases] such as soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), trachoma, and schistosomiasis require that communities have access to water and latrines to break the cycle of infection,” concluding, “The intertwined nature of water and sanitation issues and NTD control shows that our two sectors should work together in partnership to improve the health of communities and maximize impact” (8/26).

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