Providing clean drinking water in schools encourages attendance, study findsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2326 (Published 24 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2326
- Sanjeet Bagcchi
Providing safe drinking water to children in schools can substantially increase school attendance in developing countries, new research carried out in Cambodia indicates.1
Paul Hunter, a clinical professor at the Norwich School of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and colleagues did a quasi-experimental longitudinal study of absenteeism at eight schools in Cambodia. Four schools were provided with one 20 L container of drinking water a day, which was treated with filtration and ultraviolet disinfection. The other four schools were not provided with safe and …
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