oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Aspects of Rural Health III: Better Sanitation

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



When typhoid, gastroenteritis and other diarrhoeal diseases are prevalent in a community, the introduction' of adequate sanitation assumes' an importance second only to that of clean water supplies. How to accomplish this in a rural area has exercised the minds of many health workers, and the manner in which a health assistant in the Filabusi district of Matabeleland was instrumental in initiating the construction of dozens of pit latrines in one area is considered worth recording.

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