Health literacy has mostly focused on promoting understanding of how to navigate healthcare and self-manage one’s health conditions. To truly advance prevention, the relationship between the environment and health should also be made widely accessible — particularly within under-served communities.
Now that the Ebola outbreak is subsiding, it’s time for affected countries to revisit ways to improve nutrition and prevent infections.
This is a special blog on HIV and water written for Blog Action Day 2010. People living with HIV (PLWH) have compromised immunity, which means that they are highly susceptible to waterborne infections. Unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene can spread diseases that cause such life-threatening symptoms as diarrhea, which can be especially lethal to PLWH. The good news is that, even in the most remote locations, individuals and health care facilities can take simple measures to prevent infections.