Assessing the Effectiveness of Improved Rural Sanitation on Diarrhoea and Intestinal Nematodes Infections

This RIU Summary outlines a cluster-randomised, controlled trial to be undertaken by LSHTM and WaterAid to assess the impact of the construction and use of latrines in rural settings on diarrhoeal disease, intestinal nematodes infections and nutritional status. Taking place in Orissa, India, the study will also The study will also report on the cost and cost-effectiveness of the intervention and its impact on lost days at school and work, as well as on expenditures on drugs and medical treatment.

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