Issue 57 May 25, 2012 | Focus on the Integration of WASH and the Prevention of Indoor Air Pollution
This issue updates the April 22, 2011, weekly with more recent news and studies. A recent Lancet article stated that an integrated multisector approach can lead to rapid improvement in child survival. A WHO Bulletin study points to the need for multisector integration but discusses the difficulties in integrating cookstoves with other interventions to prevent pneumonia. A report on the adoption of cookstoves in Kenya found that cookstove adoption was greater where household water treatment occurred. Other resources include news from Uganda on the use of latrine wastes for biogas and the use of solar cookers in China for water treatment and cooking.
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