Unsafe Disposal of Child Faeces Harmful: Study

Bhubaneshwar, May 15, 2014: Despite Total Sanitation Campaign leading to increase in the number of households with toilet in the State, adoption of proper sanitation practices by the population still remains a far cry.

While the use of toilets, even by adults, in rural areas is sub-optimal and largely limited to female members of the household, an international study has drawn attention towards unsafe disposal of child faeces in rural areas.

Less than a quarter, 22.8 per cent (pc), of the households with children below the age of five and having latrines adhered to safe faeces disposal methods like washing them down the latrines or burying them in a pit, the study noted.

15-05-2014 | Posted by Admin