A reassessment of the cost-effectiveness of water and sanitation interventions in programmes for controlling childhood diarrhoea.

@article{Varley1998ARO,
  title={A reassessment of the cost-effectiveness of water and sanitation interventions in programmes for controlling childhood diarrhoea.},
  author={Rosie Varley and J Tarvid and Dong Chao},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={617-31}
}
Cost-effectiveness analysis indicates that some water supply and sanitation (WSS) interventions are highly cost-effective for the control of diarrhoea among under-5-year-olds, on a par with oral rehydration therapy. These are relatively inexpensive "software-related" interventions such as hygiene education, social marketing of good hygiene practices, regulation of drinking-water, and monitoring of water quality. Such interventions are needed to ensure that the potentially positive health… CONTINUE READING

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