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Investing in the Next Generation: Children Grow Taller, and Smarter, in Rural, Mountainous Villages of Vietnam Where Community Members Use Improved Sanitation


note Dec 2014 ; 8 pages
Ed. WSP - Washington
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Abstract:
Widespread lack of improved sanitation in rural areas of Vietnam leads to stunting, i.e. children being too short for their age. It is not the water that makes children sick and malnourished, it is the feces: sanitation is the primary barrier to stop the ingestion of human feces. The use of unimproved latrines in rural villages in mountainous regions of Vietnam leads to five-year-old children being 3.7 cm shorter than healthy children living in villages where everybody practices improved sanitation. This difference in height is irreversible and matters a great deal for a child’s cognitive development and future productive potential. A child remains at risk of stunting if community members use unimproved sanitation facilities, even when the child’s family uses improved latrines themselves. Universal usage of improved sanitation is needed to adequately address stunting.

Mots clefs:

ATPC Assainissement Total Piloté par la Communauté (DT) (OP) , enfant (DT) (OP) , rural (DT) (OP) , santé (DT) (OP)

Pays concerné:

Vietnam (DT) (OP)

Editeur/Diffuseur:

WSP - Water and Sanitation Program - Washington - Etats Unis
    

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