Disease burden due to inadequate water and sanitation facilities in India - Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation

The report documents the need and impact of provision of safe drinking water and sanitary excreta disposal facilities towards preventing infectious diseases

This report presents the findings of a study conducted by the Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation (SIAES), which highlights the importance of access to safe drinking water and sanitation for protection and promotion of health and argues that it is a basic human right and a key component of effective public health delivery.

The report documents the need and impact of provision of safe water and sanitary excreta disposal facilities towards preventing infectious diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis etc. The study document can be an effective advocacy tool for greater cooperation and coordination between health sector and development sectors like the rural development, urban development and environment, which will result in optimal health benefits from water supply and sanitation programmes in the country.

The report has been divided into the following sections:

  1. Background, Objectives and Methodology
  2. Planning Meeting: Kolkata, 21st July, 2006
  3. Basic Issues and  International Perspective
  4. National Perspective on WSS Coverage in the Country and in Major States and Cities
  5. Discussion on Linkage Between Water and Sanitation Coverage and Corresponding Disease Burden in the Country
  6. National Level Workshop on Water Borne and Related Diseases
  7. Sanitation/Hygiene practice and perception and health linkage: Pilot studies in West Bengal
  8. Review of Institutional Issues and Key Recommendation for Action Plan
  9. General Discussions, Key Conclusions and Recommendations

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