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Sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminths requires a combination of chemotherapy treatment and environmental interventions, including access to safe drinking water, sufficient water for hygiene, use of clean sanitation facilities, and handwashing (WASH). We quantified associations between home-, school-, and community-level WASH characteristics and hookworm infection—both prevalence and eggs per gram of stool (intensity)—among Togolese school children in the context of community-based chemotherapy treatments administered in the country from 2010 through 2014.

Since 2011, cohorts of schoolchildren in regions bordering Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania have been investigated for morbidity caused by Schistosoma mansoni infection. Despite being neighbouring countries with similar lifestyles and ecological environments, Tanzanian schoolchildren had lower S. mansoni prevalence and intensity and they were taller and heavier, fewer were wasted and anaemic, and more were physical fit compared to their Kenyan peers.

The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2017-18, conducted by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) under the World Bank support project to the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), has found that 93.4% of the households in rural India who have access to a toilet use it.

Afghanistan’s water crisis is one of the acutest in Asia. Less than a third of the country's population has access to clean drinking water.

The World Bank said on Tuesday Tanzania lagged behind in expanding and sustaining basic water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) coverage.

In the 27 years since he became headmaster of a school in Trishal, in northern Bangladesh, Mohamed Iqbal Baher has noticed some changes in his pupils.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joshine Antony Gau Gyan Foundation Vs. Commissioner Corporation of the City of Belgavi & Others dated 22/03/2018 regarding illegal running of slaughter houses in Belgavi, Karnataka.

State Pollution Control Board has been directed to file statement after inspection as to the number of slaughter houses which are running with proper license and authorization and list of those who have no such permission to run or sanction.

In 2017, the World Water Council started a project that aims at identifying the most appropriate financial mechanisms that could better support the development of the sanitation sector throughout the world.

Vijayawada: Only 5.9 lakh houses in the state are left without toilets covering almost 92 pc households with toilets, as on March 15, said Union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation

Only 27 per cent of Ghanaians have access to safe and potable water, a 2017 joint monitoring programme report has revealed.

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