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Public Library of Science Medicine series on water and sanitation sends wake up call to international health community

Four papers, which will be officially released on 16 November 2010 in PLoS Medicine – the flagship medical journal of the open access publisher Public Library of Science – highlight how sanitation and water, along with better hygiene are the “forgotten foundations of health”.

The first article by Jamie Bartram and Sandy Cairncross argues that the massive burden of ill health associated with poor hygiene, sanitation, and water supply demands more attention from health professionals and policymakers.

The second article by Paul Hunter and colleagues argue that much more effort is needed to improve access to safe and sustainable water supplies.

The entire series will be accessible on 16 November 2010 at:  http://www.ploscollections.org/watersanitation

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