Journal of the National Institute of Public Health
Online ISSN : 2432-0722
Print ISSN : 1347-6459
ISSN-L : 1347-6459
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Relationship between WASH indicators and the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY)
Masaki Sagehashi
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2017 Volume 66 Issue 4 Pages 425-433


The achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) was reviewed, and the surrounding situation of the indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the 2030 agenda was summarized. The status of WASH related indicators (i.e., dependency of improved drinking water, piped water on premises, surface drinking water sources, improved sanitation facilities, and open defecation) of each country or regions were visualized using Geographical Information System (GIS). Furthermore, the relationships between these indicators and WASH-related health indexes (i.e. disability-adjusted life years (DALY) caused by diarrhea) was analyzed by regression curves. As a result, the relationship between "piped water on premises quot; and DALY was proven by a regression curve with a relatively high correlation.

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