Knowledge Summary on the impact of Water, sanitation and hygiene on reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health

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The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health has put together an overview of the benefits of WASH for reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH).

“Integrating WASH services and practices into health services delivery in health facilities and improving access to WASH within communities has been shown to decrease both morbidity and mortality of women and children. WASH interventions are cost-effective and have the potential to improve gender equality and human rights – crucial to the post-2015 development agenda – by giving women and girls more social freedom and safety, and removing inequitable work burdens. Creating multisectoral interventions that address WASH and RMNCH, and integrating WASH into existing frameworks and agendas for health, has the potential to bring about lasting and positive change for women, children, families and communities.”

You can download the knowledge summary here

Date: 30 May 2014
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