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Environmental health and child survival : epidemiology, economics, experiences.

World Bank
Date
©2008

About this work

Description

Each year, millions of children in developing countries fall sick and die from diseases caused by polluted air, contaminated water and soil, and poor hygiene behavior. Repeated infectious also contribute to malnutrition in children, and subsequently impacts future learning and productivity. This book analyzes the linkages between malnutrition and environmental health, and assesses the burden of disease on young children, and its economic costs.

Contributors

Publication/Creation

Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2008.

Physical description

1 online resource (xiii, 209 pages) : illustrations.

Contents

Environmental health, malnutrition, and child health -- How environmental health supplements other child survival strategies -- How large is the environmental health burden? -- Estimating the environmental health burden and costs at the country level -- Approaches to environmental health.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-200) and index.

Type/Technique

Language

  • English


Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780821372371
  • 0821372378

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