Effects of single and integrated water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition interventions on child soil-transmitted helminth and Giardia infections: A cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Kenya

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TitleEffects of single and integrated water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition interventions on child soil-transmitted helminth and Giardia infections: A cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Kenya
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsPickering AJ, Njenga SM, Steinbaum L, Swarthout J, Lin A, Arnold BF, Stewart CP, Dentz HN, Mureithi MA, Chieng B, Wolfe M, Mahoney R, Kihara J, Byrd K, Rao G, Meerkerk T, Cheruiyot P, Papaiakovou M, Pilotte N, Williams SA, Colford JM, Null C
Abbrev. JournalPLoS Med
JournalPLOS Medicine
Year of Publication2019
Issue6105538316926
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsNutrition, Soil-transmitted helminth (STH), WaSH intervention
Abstract

Helminth and protozoan infections affect more than 1 billion children globally. Improving water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition could be more sustainable control strategies for parasite infections than mass drug administration, while providing other quality of life benefits.

DOI10.1371/journal.pmed.1002841
Link to full texthttps://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002841&type=printable