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

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2014

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© 2014 Hunter et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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