Published in: 2014
Environmental Health Perspectives Vol. 122 Number 11 November 2014 doi:10.1289/ehp.122-A298
Schmidt, C. W.
Researchers are exploring the possibility that poor hygiene and a lack of sanitation induce a gut disorder called environmental enteropathy (EE) that diverts energy from growth toward an ongoing fight against subclinical infection. Nutritionists are now collaborating with experts in a field known as water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and their combined efforts are helping to galvanize regional programs to improve hygiene in countries afflicted with high stunting rates.
The article shows the trends in child stunding and proposes a pathogenesis associated with environmental enteropathy (EE).
Schmidt, C. W. (2014). Beyond Malnutrition - The Role of Sanitation in Stunted Growth. Environmental Health Perspectives Vol. 122 Number 11 November 2014 doi:10.1289/ehp.122-A298
English WASH and nutrition (WG12)
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