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The Relevance of Hygiene to Health in Developing Countries

Edited by Natasha Potgieter

University of Venda, South Africa


There are 17 comprehensive and detailed Sustainable Development Goals, which are all interlinked. Although access to water, sanitation, and hygiene is a human right, billions of people in developing countries are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services, specifically the poor and vulnerable in communities. Hygiene is an important aspect for women/girls to access the economic, educational, and social opportunities they deserve. Proper hygiene removes disease as a barrier for equality, economic growth, and more. The role of hygiene in water, sanitation, and infections must be addressed from both scientific and social perspectives. This book provides the reader with an analysis of hygiene behaviors and practices and provides evidence-based examples in a number of developing countries.

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The Relevance of Hygiene to Health in Developing CountriesEdited by Natasha Potgieter

Published: April 3rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72024

ISBN: 978-1-78985-804-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-803-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-106-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

6332 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Perspectives on Hygiene

By Natasha Potgieter and Afsatou Ndama Traore Hoffman


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2. Challenges to Hygiene Improvement in Developing Countries

By Save Kumwenda


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3. Inequalities in Households’ Environmental Sanitation Practices in a Developing Nation’s City: The Example of Ile-Ife, Nigeria

By Faniran Gbemiga and Ojo Deborah


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4. Understanding the Hygiene Needs of People Living with HIV and AIDs in Southern African Developing Community (SADC) Countries

By Ephias M. Makaudze


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5. Drinking Water Treatment and Challenges in Developing Countries

By Josephine Treacy


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6. Household Water Handling Practices in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya

By Edith J. Kurui, George M. Ogendi, Wilkister N. Moturi and Dishon O. Nyawanga


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7. Water Quality Monitoring Infrastructure for Tackling Water-Borne Diseases in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India, and Its Implication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By Abhishek Parsai and Varsha Rokade


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