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Can Sanitation Reduce Stunting? | Priyanka Pulla | The Hindu

In this comment, the author, Priyanka Pulla, describes the multiple difficulties involved when studying the impact of sanitation on stunting.  The author cites the views of Dean Spears, economist with rice and the University of Texas, concerning the reasons why recent trials, which implemented water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in Bangladeshi and Kenyan villages were not successful at thwarting  childhood stunting.  Read more…