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W.A.S.H away diseases

Namrata Ghosh | September 2015

Launched in October 2014, the Swachh Bharat Mission aims at attaining 100 per cent “open-defecation-free India” by 2019
through delivery of individual latrines, sanitary complexes, waste management funds, as also information and education campaigns.
But provisions of sanitation without water will not wash.
This article analyses data from two Indian states to show that, both, sanitation and water, are required if the incidence of infectious diseases is to be reduced.