Published in: 2015
WaterAid and SHARE (Sanitation and Applied Research for Equity consortium), UK
Velleman, Y., Pugh, I.
This short briefing note is explaining the links between undernutrition and WASH. The relationship between nutrition and WASH is complex, with multiple and overlapping pathways. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene are directly linked to undernutrition in children through three key pathways: diarrhoea, intestinal worms (soil-transmitted helminths) and environmental enteric dysfunction (EED). Action and collaboration between the WASH and nutrition sectors are urgently needed at global, national and programmatic levels.
This brief was originally written by Yael Velleman (WaterAid) and Isabelle Pugh (SHARE) in July 2013. It was reviewed in October 2015 by Megan Wilson-Jones (WaterAid), Joanna Esteves Mills (SHARE), Alexandra Chitty (SHARE) and Alan Dangour (LSHTM).
Velleman, Y., Pugh, I. (2015). Under-nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid and SHARE (Sanitation and Applied Research for Equity consortium), UK
English Recommended by SuSanA (other than SuSanA publications) WASH and nutrition (WG12)
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