Sanitation and malnutrition: challenges and opportunities
|Title||Sanitation, water and hygiene together helps in improving nutritional outcomes : synthesis document|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||IRC, India Sanitation Coalition, TARU Leading Edge|
|Secondary Title||Insights series|
|Publisher||IRC, India Sanitation Coalition and TARU Leading Edge|
|Place Published||New Delhi, India|
Malnutrition is a significant health problem, especially in India. A large part of undernutrition is linked to diarrhoea and other infections, which are caused by poor sanitation, unsafe water, and insufficient hygiene including not washing hands with soap. These factors have a direct impact on infectious diseases and are critical for preventing malnutrition.
Providing just infrastructure is not enough, communication and education are needed for successful implementation in the long-term. A singlehanded tactic will not take this forward and gathering a well-rounded perspective is essential.