Published: March 13, 2015 / Published by Tropical Medicine & International Health
This study sought to explore linkages between WASH and maternal and perinatal health via a conceptual approach and a scoping review.
It found that WASH affects the risk of adverse maternal and perinatal health outcomes. These exposures are multiple, overlapping, and may be distinct from the immediate health outcome. Much of the evidence is weak, based on observational studies and anecdotal evidence, with relatively few systematic reviews.
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