Inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in the South Pacific: how might it be impacting children?

Barrington, Dani J. (2016) Inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in the South Pacific: how might it be impacting children?. Reviews on Environmental Health, 31 1: 159-162. doi:10.1515/reveh-2015-0034


Author Barrington, Dani J.
Title Inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in the South Pacific: how might it be impacting children?
Journal name Reviews on Environmental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0048-7554
2191-0308
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1515/reveh-2015-0034
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 1
Start page 159
End page 162
Total pages 4
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract It is detrimental to anyone's health to live with conditions of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). Research suggests that the impact is greatest on children, and that poor WaSH conditions during the formative years can lead to decreased physical, mental and social well-being throughout one's life. Little research has investigated how such poor WaSH conditions are negatively impacting children in the South Pacific region, and hence contributing to disease and social burden. To increase children's opportunities to develop physically and intellectually in a healthy and sustained manner, it is important that practitioners take a holistic approach to improving WaSH by acknowledging it as a core component of environmental health.
Keyword Enteropathy
Fiji
Stunting
WaSH
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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