Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

Volume 1, Issue 3-4, December 2019, Pages 45 - 51

Combating Open Defecation through Community-led Sanitation

Authors
Dandabathula Giribabu1, *, Pankaj Bharadwaj2, Rutvik Sitiraju3, Mithilesh Burra4, Peddineni Prasada Rao5, Chintala Sudhakar Reddy6
1Regional Remote Sensing Centre – West, National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005, India
2School of Public Health, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005, India
3Department of Economics, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110005, India
4Department of General Medicine, Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
5Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530003, India
6Forestry and Ecology Division, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana 500625, India
*Corresponding author. Email: dgb.isro@gmail.com
Corresponding Author
Dandabathula Giribabu
Received 18 May 2019, Accepted 18 June 2019, Available Online 3 July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/dsahmj.k.190626.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Economy, environment, fecal–oral route, gender equality, infectious diseases, open defecation, sustainable development goals
Abstract

This article discusses how the practice of open defecation influences the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) and accepted by all countries. Unfortunately, the practice of open defecation still exists. Public health is at stake because open defecation enables transmission of infectious diseases via the fecal–oral route. Open defecation could hinder achieving the targets set for sustainable development. Poverty is one of the prime reasons for open defecation and this in turn has negative effects on social outcomes, wellbeing, ecosystems, and the economy. This article highlights the areas in which open defecation could prevent attainment of SDGs, and justifies the recent sanitation interventions by various countries to curb the practice of open defecation.

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Journal
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal
Volume-Issue
1 - 3
Pages
45 - 51
Publication Date
2019/07
ISSN (Online)
2590-3349
ISSN (Print)
2666-819X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/dsahmj.k.190626.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019 Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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