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Linking WASH and nutrition strategies for more sustainable outcomes

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The linkages between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and undernutrition are increasingly recognized by the development community. The vicious cycle between undernutrition and WASH related diseases (such as diarrhea and environmental enteropathy) is more apparent than ever before: children who receive adequate nutritional intake, yet suffer from diseases due to a lack of WASH, aren’t able to fully absorb or take advantage of those calories or nutrients. The cycle continues as those undernourished children are more vulnerable to WASH-related infections. -

Read this blog by Jordan Teague and John Oldfield, WASH Advocates, which forms part of a series of blogs to highlight the global momentum for nutrition.

 

Date: 14 July 2014