Research areas

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Below are some of our overview papers that provide general insights into the work we do:

  • CAIRNCROSS S, Petach H (2013) The Risk of Unimproved Water and Sanitation and the Global Burden of Disease. Editorial: Journal of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Development 3(4): 479–480 doi:10.2166/washdev.2013.054
  • Brown J, CAIRNCROSS S, Ensink JHJ (2013) Water, sanitation, hygiene and enteric infections in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 98(8):629-34.  Epub 11 June 2013. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301528
  • Watts C, CAIRNCROSS S (2012) Should the GBD risk factor rankings be used to guide policy? Lancet 380:2060-2061
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Bartram J, Cumming O, Brocklehurst C (2010) Hygiene, sanitation, and water: What needs to be done? PLoS Med 7: e365. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed. 1000365
  • Bartram J, CAIRNCROSS S (2010) Hygiene, Sanitation and Water: Forgotten Foundations of Health. PLoS Med 7(11): e1000367. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000367
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Hunt C, Boisson S, Bostoen K, Curtis V, Fung ICH, Schmidt W-P. 2010. Water, sanitation and hygiene for the prevention of diarrhoea. Int J Epidemiol. 39 Suppl 1:i193-205.
  • Mathew K, Zachariah S, Shordt K, Snel M, CAIRNCROSS S, Biran A, Schmidt W-P. 2009. The sustainability and impact of school sanitation, water and hygiene education in southern India. Waterlines; 28(4):275-292. DOI:10.3362/1756-3488.2009.029
  • Wilbanks T, Romero-Lankao P, CAIRNCROSS S et al. 2007. Industry, Settlement, and Society. Chapter 7 in     Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. IPCC 4th Assessment Report, volume II. Exeter,  UK: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Valdmanis V. 2006. Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion. In: Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR et al. (eds.) Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd edition). WashingtonDC: The World Bank, Chapter 41, pp. 771-792.
  • Oum S, Chandramohan D, CAIRNCROSS S. 2005. Community-based surveillance; a pilot study from rural Cambodia.  Tropical Medicine & International Health 10 (7): 689-97.
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Valdmanis V. 2004. Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion. Disease Control Priorities Project, Working Paper no. 28. WashingtonDC: National Institutes of Health.
  • Curtis V, CAIRNCROSS S, 2003. Water, sanitation and hygiene at Kyoto; hand washing and sanitation need to be marketed as if they were consumer products. British Medical Journal 327: 3-4.
  • CAIRNCROSS S, O’Neill D, McCoy A, Sethi D 2003. Health, Environment and the Burden of Disease; a Guidance Note. London: Department for International Development. (Also published in French)
  • CAIRNCROSS S. 2003. Sanitation in the developing world; current status and future solutions. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 13: S123-S131.
  • CAIRNCROSS S. 2003. Editorial: water supply and sanitation; some misconceptions. Tropical Medicine & International Health 8 (3): 193-195.
  • Bradley D.J., CAIRNCROSS S., Haines A., Stephens C. 2001 Health and sustainable development. World Summit for Sustainable Development Opinion. London: International Institute for Environment and Development.
  • Hunt C., CAIRNCROSS S. et al. 2000 Global Water Supply & Sanitation Assessment, Year 2000 Report. Geneva: World Health Organization, Unicef and Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council.
  • Hunt C., CAIRNCROSS S., Dubey M., et al. 1999. Community-based environmental health indicators; a useful tool in facilitating dialogue between communities and planners. Urban Health & Development Bulletin 2 (2): 82-90.
  • Hunt C., CAIRNCROSS S., Dubey M. et al. 1998. The use of community-based environmental health indicators in the provision of urban services. Abstract book: 1st World Congress of Health and Urban Environment, Madrid, July 6-10.
  • Afouda A., Bhatia R., CAIRNCROSS S. et al. (Scientific Committee on Water Research, International Council of Scientific Unions) 1998. Water resources research: trends and needs in 1997. Journal of Hydrological Sciences 43 (1) 19-46.
  • CAIRNCROSS S. and Kolsky, P.J. 1997. Letter: water, waste and well-being. American Journal of Epidemiology 146, 4, 359-360.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S., Cutts F.T. and Periès H. 1997. Vertical programmes; what are they good for? Lancet 349, SII 20-22.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S. 1996. Water quality, quantity and health. In Drangert J-O, Swiderski R and Woodhouse M (eds). Conference on Safe Water Environments, Eldoret, Kenya. Linköping, Sweden: LinköpingUniversity, 60-65.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S., BlumenthalU., Kolsky P., Moraes L. and Tayeh A. 1996. The public and domestic domains in the transmission of disease. Tropical Medicine and International Health 1, (1), 27‑34.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S. and Feachem, R.G. 1993.  Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics; an Introductory Text. (2nd ed.) Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S. 1992.  Sanitation and Water Supply: Practical Lessons from the Decade.  Water and Sanitation Discussion Paper No. 9. WashingtonDC: The World Bank
  • Bradley, D. CAIRNCROSS, S., Harpham, T., and Stephens, C., 1991. A Review of Environmental Health Impacts in Developing Country Cities.  Urban Management Program Discussion Paper No. 6. WashingtonDC: The World Bank.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S. 1990  Health impacts in developing countries: new evidence and new prospects. Journal of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management 4, (6), 571‑577.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S., Hardoy, J.E. and Satterthwaite D., eds. 1990 The Poor Die Young: Housing and Health in Third World Cities. London: Earthscan Publications.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S.  1990 Water! World Health,  Jan‑Feb, 21‑23.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S.  1989 Water supply and sanitation: an agenda for research. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 92: 301‑314.
  • CAIRNCROSS, S.  1988. Health Aspects of water and sanitation. Waterlines   (1), 2‑5.
  • [CAIRNCROSS, S. 1987.  The International Water Decade. Editorial, Lancet (ii), October 17]
  • CAIRNCROSS, S. and Appleton, B.  1985.  Evaluation of Water and Sanitation Projects: Your Questions Answered. International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade Publication No. 6.  Geneva: World Health Organization.

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