News Item How Toilets Affect Child Health
Roughly one out of four people worldwide has no access to a toilet. A program underway in 50 countries could provide a solution, by motivating communities to build latrines and stop open defecation. The approach increases access to – and use of – sanitation facilities, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford researcher.
Among the promising results of the effort, the researchers found that the practices improved child growth in the communities.