Health and WASH
Soil‐transmitted helminth (STH) infections remain a significant global cause of morbidity, with a large proportion of the burden of STH infections befalling in India. In addition to the direct health impacts of these infections, including anaemia and nutritional deficiencies in children, these infections also significantly affect lifelong growth due to setbacks in early childhood cognitive development and future income earning potential. Outline India is supporting WHO in studying the impact of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on the occurrence of STH cases in India. The outcome of the study will be to inform policies and programmes for eliminating STH through strategic interventions in programmes such as SBM.
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