Impact of the provision of safe drinking water on school absence rates in Cambodia: a quasi-experimental study

Paul Hunter, Helen Risebro, Marie Yen, Hélène Lefebvre, Chay Lo, Philippe Hartemann, Christophe Longuet, François Jaquenoud

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Education is one of the most important drivers behind helping people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. However, even when schooling is available absenteeism rates can be high. Recently interest has focussed on whether or not WASH interventions can help reduce absenteeism in developing countries. However, none has focused exclusively on the role of drinking water provision. We report a study of the association between absenteeism and provision of treated water in containers into schools.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere91847
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2014

Cite this