ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sanitation and Stunting in India

Undernutrition’s Blind Spot

The puzzle of persistent undernutrition in India is largely explained by open defecation, population density, and lack of sanitation and hygiene. The impact on nutrition of many faecally-transmitted infections, not just the diarrhoeas, has been a blind spot. In hygienic conditions much of the undernutrition in India would disappear.

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