Assessment of the impact of a hygiene intervention on environmental sanitation, childhood diarrhoea, and the growth of children in rural Bangladesh Article

cited authors

  • Ahmed, NU; Zeitlin, MF; Beiser, AS; Super, CM; Gershoff, SN; Ahmed, MA

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abstract

  • A community-based hygiene intervention was developed and implemented in five villages of lowland Bangladesh with the active participation of members of the target group, with the objective of reducing childhood diarrhoea by altering ground sanitation and personal and food hygiene. Households with children 0-18 months old in five contiguous villages were targeted for the intervention. Households with children in the same age range in a comparison (control) site selected for observational study without intervention were exposed to about the same amount of contact with the researchers. Both sites had higher cleanliness scores, lower diarrhoeal morbidity, and better growth status at the end of the study period, but the improvement was greater at the intervention site. -from Authors

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

start page

  • 40

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 15

issue

  • 1