Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene: practical solutions for policies and programmes

by Renuka Bery, Sophie Boisson, Lizette Burgers et al.
World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2015

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Access to safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is a fundamental element of healthy communities and has an important positive impact on nutrition. This document provides an overview of the evidence of nutrition gains that can be achieved with improved WASH, a description of key WASH practices, and practical knowledge and guidance on how to integrate WASH into nutrition programmes, including important monitoring and evaluation (M&E) aspects. The document concludes by providing a suite of case-studies and lessons learnt in integrating WASH with nutrition efforts.

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