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PBS film on sanitation and stunted growth

Written by Nidhi Khurana on February 8th, 2016

The Global Health Frontiers series on sanitation talks about the effect of poor sanitation on physical and cognitive development of an individual. The film has featured an interview with our MD, Sangita Vyas and Research and Policy Manager, Nikhil Srivastav. The interview highlights that sanitation in India has a lot to do with the elements of purity and pollution. These notions of purity and pollution inherent in the caste system itself contribute a lot to the widespread open defecation in India.

Watch the full video here.