Water and Sanitation and Diarrhoea in Children Under-Five Years Old in Asuogyaman District

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2008-08

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University of Ghana

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The promotion of sanitation and hygiene as well as potable water supply has emerged as one of the cost-effective possible interventions against high burden diseases like diarrhoea in developing countries. Diarrhoea cases among diseases reported at the Out-patient department attendances has been increasing for the past few years in health facilities in Asuogyaman district. The aim of this study was to determine environmental risk factors for diarrhoea in children under-five years in Asuogyaman district, with special emphasis on water supply, sanitation facilities and hand washing.

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Water, Sanitation, Diarrhoea, Children, Asuogyaman District

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