Protecting the urban environment from fecal contamination: Detailed Review of a Recent Publication: High coverage of improved household sanitation is needed in urban areas to reduce environmental fecal contamination

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research suggests that it is imperative that the safe containment, separation and management of human excreta are addressed along the entire sanitation chain, not just within private households or domestic compounds. With over half of the world’s population now residing in urban areas, and two-thirds expected to by 2050 (United Nations, 2015), the safe containment and separation of household excreta must be a key priority for protecting public health in urban areas.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Research Digest
Media of outputOnline
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationUS
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019



  • Fecal Contamination
  • sanitation
  • disease

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