Join us for our discussion of this
article that evaluates the relationship between open defecation and sanitation to childhood stunting. This study combines a recent large-scale data set, the 2011 HUNGaMA survey,
with information on the distribution of open defecation from the 2011 Indian Census to better understand the link between sanitation and child stunting.
A recent Cochran
Intervention Review addresses this issue on a broader scale, presenting the results of a meta-analysis evaluating current research on the effect poor sanitation may have on malnutrition. We will focus our discussion on the Spears et al. 2013 paper, but
the Cochran Review article provides useful background and complementary information and research.
Oliver Cumming, a co-author on both the discussion article and the review paper, will be
visiting the EPI from Oct 13-16 and has agreed to present on the Cochran Intervention Review. Oliver is a collaborator and colleague of our own Dr.
Rheingansmainly through their involvement with the SHARE Research Consortium.
Following that presentation, he has agreed to hold a short discussion with our members. We will post the details for this exciting follow-up event soon.
-- John D. Anderson Research Coordinator Rheingans Lab Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions Emerging Pathogens Institute University of Florida P.O. Box 100009 Gainesville, FL 32610 [log in to unmask] tel: +1.352.273.5466 fax: +1.352.273.9496
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