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Integrating WASH into nutrition policies and programmes provides a means to achieve greater health gains and reinforce the benefits of primary prevention.

TitleImproving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene : practical solutions for policies and programmes
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWHO, UNICEF, ,
Paginationxi, 58 p. : 18 boxes, 8 fig., 4 tab.
Date Published01/2015
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978 924 1565103

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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