Chars dwellers face a daunting series of health-related challenges. Certain diseases are common on the chars: hepatitis, skin diseases and parasites are all major infections that people suffer from regularly. The lack of good quality sanitary facilities and good water also causes regular diarrhoeal and dysentery-related illnesses. These infections are harder for chars-dwellers to avoid and fight off because they are often under-nourished. This briefing discusses CLP's health and nutrition activities which aim to address these issues.
Anon. Brief: Improving Health and Nutrition. (2014) 2 pp.