Natasha Potgieter

University of Venda South Africa

Prof Natasha Potgieter is the Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Venda, South Africa. She obtained her PhD in Medical Virology from the University of Pretoria in 2007 and has more than 25 years of teaching and training experience in the Higher Education section. She has been appointed by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa as a visiting Professor at the Water and Health Research Unit for the past 6 years. She is actively engaged in research on water, sanitation, hygiene and health related microbiology. She has led several research projects nationally and internationally and has produced several Masters and PhD graduates. She is an established scholar and also a reviewer of manuscripts for both national and international journals of high scientific repute.

Natasha Potgieter

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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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