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Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and COVID-19

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025 | Viewed by 334

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Department of Biology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 11428, USA
2. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Interests: water quality; emerging contaminants of concern; mechanisms of pathogen inactivation; advanced detection techniques for emerging contaminants; microbial source tracking; metagenomics; risk assessment; water treatment; water reuse and challenges associated with safe drinking water; sanitation and hygiene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 had a significant impact on water, sanitation and hygiene. The pandemic showed the importance of WASH, particularly hand washing and hygiene practices. However, at the same time, COVID-19 highlighted sanitation inequality and challenges in low and middle income countries (LMIC). In LMIC, 1/2 of healthcare facilities lack access to basic water services and over 60% have no safe sanitation. They also lack basic health care waste management services.

This Special Issue on "Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and COVID-19" features high-quality original research and comprehensive reviews from leading scientists in the field. The relevant topics to be discussed in this Issue include, but are not limited to: WASH inequalities, COVID-19 and WASH services, wastewater epidemiology application in LMIC, SDGs, WASH behavior and COVID-19.

Dr. Samendra P. Sherchan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • COVID-19 and WASH
  • microorganisms
  • infectious diseases
  • waterborne diseases
  • handwashing
  • WASH behavior
  • WASH inequalities
  • climate change
  • risk assessment
  • risk management
  • risk communication

Published Papers

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