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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-96

Health and environmental sanitation in India: Issues for prioritizing control strategies


1 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, India

Correspondence Address:
S Ganesh Kumar
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.93196

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Environmental sanitation is a major public health issue in India. Recent interventional studies on environmental sanitation in India highlighted the importance of prioritizing control strategies. Research related to the appropriate cost-effective intervention strategies and their implementation in Indian context is a big challenge. This paper discusses various intervention strategies related to environmental sanitation in India and emphasizes to prioritize it according to the need of country.






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