Household water insecurity, missed schooling, and the mediating role of caregiver depression in rural Uganda

@inproceedings{CooperVince2017HouseholdWI,
  title={Household water insecurity, missed schooling, and the mediating role of caregiver depression in rural Uganda},
  author={Christine E Cooper-Vince and Bernard Kakuhikire and Dagmar Vořechovsk{\'a} and Amy McDonough and Janet Perkins and Atheendar S Venkataramani and Rumbidzai Mushavi and Charles Baguma and Schola Ashaba and David R. Bangsberg and Alexander C. Tsai},
  booktitle={Global mental health},
  year={2017}
}
Background School attendance rates in sub-Saharan Africa are among the lowest worldwide, placing children at heightened risk for poor educational and economic outcomes. One understudied risk factor for missed schooling is household water insecurity, which is linked to depression among women and may increase children's water-fetching burden at the expense of educational activities, particularly among children of depressed caregivers. In this study conducted in rural Uganda, we assessed the… CONTINUE READING