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The public health benefits of urban sanitation in low and middle income countries

Sandy Cairncross

Utilities Policy, 2018, vol. 51, issue C, 82-88

Abstract: A review of the so-called “non-health” benefits of urban sanitation shows them to be important indicators of human wellbeing, and more important to the householder than those which benefit health in the narrower sense of preventing disease. The health benefits are surprisingly difficult to measure, but recent advances suggest that they are greater than previously thought.

Keywords: Sanitation health excreta (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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