Water disinfection and hygiene behaviour in an urban slum in Kenya: impact on childhood diarrhoea and influence of beliefs

@article{Graf2008WaterDA,
  title={Water disinfection and hygiene behaviour in an urban slum in Kenya: impact on childhood diarrhoea and influence of beliefs},
  author={J{\"u}rg Graf and Regula Meierhofer and Martin Wegelin and Hans-Joachim Mosler},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={335 - 355}
}
In this research project, we studied factors that presumably affect the incidence of diarrhoea among young children in urban slums in developing countries: consumption of safe drinks, hygiene behaviour, cleanliness of household surroundings and the quality of raw water. Beliefs concerning the causes of diarrhoea were also related to health-improving behaviour, namely the application of the water-treatment method SODIS (solar water disinfection) and hygiene behaviour. We conducted a survey in a… 

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