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Jenna Davis
Journal Articles

Freshwater availability and water fetching distance affect child health in sub-Saharan Africa

Amy Pickering, Jenna Davis
Environmental Science and Technology , 2012

Currently, more than two-thirds of the population in Africa must leave their home to fetch water for drinking and domestic use. The time burden of water fetching has been suggested to influence the volume of water collected by households as well as time spent on income generating activities and child care. However, little is known about the potential health benefits of reducing water fetching distances.

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