Hygiene, sanitation, and water: forgotten foundations of health

PLoS Med. 2010 Nov 9;7(11):e1000367. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000367.


As the first article in a four-part PLoS Medicine series on water and sanitation, Jamie Bartram and Sandy Cairncross argue that the massive burden of ill health associated with poor hygiene, sanitation, and water supply demands more attention from health professionals and policymakers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hygiene*
  • Sanitation*
  • Water Supply*