Captured in October, 2014, during an outbreak investigation of diarrhea in the Sei Baru village in Indonesia, Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) residents came upon this village latrine, which was included in this outbreak investigation.
”In many lower income countries, diarrheal disease is the leading cause of death among children. However, a recent review of data from a number of studies showed that a 42%-47% reduction in diarrhea can occur when handwashing with soap and water is introduced into a community. Thus, handwashing promotion and interventions are estimated to have the potential to prevent one million deaths from diarrheal diseases.”
For more on the FETP, or diarrheal disease, see the links below.
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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/ Muhammad Amri Rambey, Indonesia|
|Photo Credit:||Muhammad Amri Rambey, Indonesia|
|Links:||Curtis V, Cairncross S. Effect of washing hands with soap on diarrhea risk in the community: A systematic review., Lancet Infect Dis. 2003;3(5):275-81.|
CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
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