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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalReviews on Environmental Health
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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