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IJHSR. 2016; 6(12): 9-14


A Study on Water Handling Practices in Urban Field Practice Area of Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

Asma, Vimala Thomas, R L Lakshman Rao, KVS Murty.

Abstract
Background: Water handling affects water quality & health and is normally targeted with hygiene interventions. Improved public water supply does not necessarily improve water quality at point of use &/or health outcomes. Most of the water is contaminated due to improper water handling practices owing to human activity.
Objective:
1. This study was conducted to assess the Practices, attitude and knowledge, about water handling and storage.
2. To assess the knowledge of study population about diarrheal diseases.
Methods: The study was carried out in the urban field practice area of Gandhi medical college. A total of 250 households, were selected. The information was collected by questioning the mothers of children

Key words: water handling, safe drinking water, diarrheal diseases.



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