Environmental health and child survival : epidemiology, economics, experiences.
- World Bank
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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.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2008.
1 online resource (xiii, 209 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-200) and index.