Poor sanitation is linked to child mortality and stunted growth in low-income communities. WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions are implemented to improve child health outcomes but, until recently, their impact had not been evaluated.   A new study found that…

Tens of millions of Americans—especially those in small, low-income and minority communities—are drinking contaminated water, according to a News21 analysis of water violations from the US EPA. High-profile cases of lead contamination in Milwaukee, Wis. and Flint, Mich.,…

A new study authored by two Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in PLoS ONE seeks to identify statistically significant associations between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) predictors and related deaths.  

As the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrates its Centennial today, June 13, its faculty and alumni can count many achievements that “read like a greatest hits list” for public health:

Q&A with Ellen Silbergeld, PhD After spending years studying lead and advocating for its removal from gasoline, Ellen Silbergeld, PhD, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, knows exactly how hard it is to…

The challenge: How to encourage impoverished mothers in the village of Tritriva, Madagascar, to spend their food money on something besides rice. To help the village’s chronically malnourished children, World Bank researchers are applying nudge theory. Based on behavioral…

A biogas digester at a rural school in Uganda that harnesses the energy contained in human feces is having educational as well as environmental benefits. The alternative fuel is not only helping to protect forests but also freeing up children from having to spend hours…

Her symptoms included belly pain and dizziness. At times, they were so severe that 10-year-old Golu Kumari went home early from school. She was not the only one with this particular set of problems. The cause of her illness was not food poisoning or a virus. It stemmed…