Estimating the impact of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene on the global burden of disease: evolving and alternative methods

  title={Estimating the impact of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene on the global burden of disease: evolving and alternative methods},
  author={Thomas F. Clasen and Annette Pruss-Ustun and Colin D. Mathers and Oliver Cumming and Sandy Cairncross and John M. Colford},
  journal={Tropical Medicine \& International Health},
The 2010 global burden of disease (GBD) study represents the latest effort to estimate the global burden of disease and injuries and the associated risk factors. Like previous GBD studies, this latest iteration reflects a continuing evolution in methods, scope and evidence base. Since the first GBD Study in 1990, the burden of diarrhoeal disease and the burden attributable to inadequate water and sanitation have fallen dramatically. While this is consistent with trends in communicable disease… 

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