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Public health solutions must incorporate a multitude of contributing environmental factors.
The Stanford Woods Institute works with partners in low- and middle-income countries, primarily in Asia and Africa, to solve challenges facing water supply, water quality, sanitation, hygiene, health, energy and food production. Stanford researchers are working to strengthen the scientific basis for water and sanitation decision-making, enhance developing countries’ capacity for sustainable water and wastewater management and improve the health and well-being of households in some of the world’s poorest countries.
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The Osa & Golfito Initiative (INOGO) is facilitating the development of a strategy for sustainable human development and environmental stewardship in Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region. INOGO works hand in hand with Costa Ricans in local communities, government, the private sector and NGOs. The goal is to generate a...
Working with partners in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, Stanford researchers with the Program on Water, Health & Development are identifying ways to improve and increase the sustainability of water supply and sanitation service delivery, while also enhancing capacity for sustainable water and wastewater management in developing countries.
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When the rains fail in sub-Saharan Africa, some farmers try to make up for lost income through sex work. This, in turn, can increase local HIV infection rates by more than 10 percent, according to a new study.
By Laura Seaman,
Features dry toilet and related service system developed by researchers affiliated with Woods' Water, Health & Development Program
By Susana Mendoza,
Hand bacterial communities vary across two different human populations. »