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Investing in the next generation: Growing tall and smart with toilets

Open defecation within a community harms the physical and cognitive development of children, even children living in households that use toilets themselves. Frequently digesting feces due to poor sanitation can cause diarrhea, malnutrition, and stunted growth-and thus impact negatively on a child’s cognitive development. Experiencing these health hazards at young ages can ultimately limit one’s earning potential later in life.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Rural water and sanitation infrastructure
  • SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
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©2013 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development /The World Bank

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Water and Sanitation Program

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Author (corporate) Water and Sanitation Program
Co-author (coorporate) World Bank
Publication place Washington, DC
Publisher World Bank (WB)
Publication date 2013
Pagination 8
Legacy reference document b55b1edf-2d53-4c09-9e7a-c4945991a905.pdf
Keywords toilets,open defecation,wash
Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:39 (UTC)
Date modified September 11, 2019, 07:39 (UTC)