WOMEN, WASH & COVID-19: THE ‘BURDENS OF’ AND ‘OPPORTUNITIES FOR’ THE VULNERABLE

As water-bearers and care-providers, women and girls carry the burden of fulfilling water needs of their households. Water collection often exposes women to attacks from wild animals, sexual assault and severe health outcomes (Pommells et al., 2018). In 2017, more than 140 million peo
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HEPATITIS AND MIGRATION

Introduction The word ‘hepatitis’ literally means inflammation of the liver. An inflammation of the liver can be triggered by several causes, which may be infectious or non-infectious in nature. Most frequently, hepatitis is infectious in nature and caused by viruses (CDC, 2018). This
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ROTAVIRUS AND MIGRATION

Worldwide, rotavirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, in children up to five years of age. Within this age group, rotavirus was estimated to cause 120,000 to 215,000 deaths per year globally in 2017 (Clark et al., 2017).
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