Interventions to improve disposal of human excreta for preventing diarrhoea

Added April 2, 2013

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This review provides some evidence that interventions to improve excreta disposal are effective in preventing diarrhoeal disease.

Over a third of the world’s population lacks access to improved facilities for the disposal of human excreta, such as a basic pit latrine, a toilet connected to a septic tank or piped sewer system, or a composting toilet. This puts many people at risk of exposure to human excreta, which can lead to the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases. This review assesses the effectiveness of interventions to improve the disposal of human excreta for preventing diarrhoeal diseases.