Associations between School & Household Level Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conditions & Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection among Kenyan School Children

Access to and use of sanitation facilities and proper hygiene can reduce STH infection in school-age children, but rigorous data on the relative importance of WASH in transmission in these two settings are scarce. This journal paper, supported by SHARE funding, addresses this gap. It explores the association during the baseline of a large-scale mass drug administration programme in Kenya, and the results suggest mixed impacts of household and school WASH on prevalence and intensity of infection.

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BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. IMPROVING THE WASH SECTOR.

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