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#Luiis_3x ] Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors: Most of us ... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors: Most of us ... [ #Luispokel ]

A similar flooring project done in Mexico found that completely replacing dirt floors with concrete resulted in an 80 percent reduction in both parasitic infection and anemia, and over 95 percent improvement in children’s cognitive development. Additionally, diarrheal infection was reduced by nearly 50 percent. ARCHIVE teamed up with NGO ADESH and implemented this design intervention in Bangladesh earlier this year, which involved 10 families receiving concrete floors and 130 community members receiving hygiene training. Within the four weeks following the concrete floor installation, not one participating household reported an episode of diarrhea in their young children.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/saving-childrens-lives-in-bangladesh...

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