How Clean Toilets Can Help Improve the Health of Undernourished Children in India

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thirty-eight percent of India’s children are stunted, according to a recent report byThe Lancet on malnutrition. That means that nearly 62 million children in India will not reach their full physical or mental potential.

Reducing that number – and we must if India is to reach its fullest potential – is a big effort, one that’s been under way for some time.

And we know one thing which is key to ensuring a healthy childhood for Indian children: access to safe and clean toilets that protect them from deadly diseases.

Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (link opens in a new window)

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