Friday, January 15, 2016

The Votes are in and Sanitation is the Winner!

With Drs. Mason and Stevens in Honduras,
installing water filters for safe drinking water
The votes are in, as summarize in this BMJ Press release. Sanitation was voted the the greatest medical milestone since 1840, beating out other major achievements such as antibiotics, vaccines and anesthesia.

Here is a related article published recently in BMJ, a meta-analysis of water sanitation studies, confirming the impact  on decreasing protozoal diarrheal infections.

This is consistent with the ongoing, longitudinal public health sanitation works that we coordinate in rural Honduras, as summarized on our VCU Global Health and Health Disparities website.

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