WASH: The silent weapon against NTDs

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are a crucial but all too often underplayed part of the prevention and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Diseases including Trachoma, Soil-Transmitted Helminthes (STH) and Schistosomiasis all demand practical WASH interventions so that their prevention, treatment and ultimately their elimination can be achieved by the international community as soon as possible. Table 1 in the attached PDF of "WASH: The silent weapon against NTDs" outlines, in order of significance, the clear linkages between WASH and NTDs in terms of their transmission, control and prevention. 

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