Do Sanitation Improvements Reduce Fecal Contamination of Water, Hands, Food, Soil, and Flies? Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Bangladesh

@inproceedings{Ercumen2018DoSI,
  title={Do
Sanitation Improvements Reduce Fecal Contamination
of Water, Hands, Food, Soil, and Flies? Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized
Controlled Trial in Rural Bangladesh},
  author={Ayse Ercumen and Amy J Pickering and Laura Hsi Kwong and Andrew N. Mertens and Benjamin F Arnold and Jade De-Rong Benjamin-Chung and Alan E. Hubbard and Mahfuja Alam and Debashis Sen and Sharmin Siddika Islam and M. Zahidur Rahman and Craig Phillip Kullmann and Claire Chase and Rokeya Ahmed and Sarker Masud Parvez and Leanne Unicomb and Mahbubur Rahman and Pavani Kalluri Ram and Thomas F Clasen and Stephen P Luby and John M Colford},
  booktitle={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2018}
}
Sanitation improvements have had limited effectiveness in reducing the spread of fecal pathogens into the environment. We conducted environmental measurements within a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh that implemented individual and combined water treatment, sanitation, handwashing (WSH) and nutrition interventions (WASH Benefits, NCT01590095). Following approximately 4 months of intervention, we enrolled households in the trial's control, sanitation and combined WSH arms to assess… CONTINUE READING
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