Published in: 2017
Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France
The guidebook on how to increase nutritional impact through integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes is an operational guidebook which demonstrates the importance of both supplementing nutrition programmes with WASH activities and adapting WASH interventions to include nutritional considerations i.e. making them more nutrition-sensitive and impactful on nutrition. It has been developed to provide practitioners with usable information and tools so that they can design and implement effective WASH and nutrition programmes. Apart from encouraging the design of new integrated projects, the guidebook provides support for reinforcing existing integrated interventions. It does not provide a standard approach or strict recommendations, but rather ideas, examples and practical tools on how to achieve nutrition and health gains with improved WASH. Integrating WASH and nutrition interventions will always have to be adapted to specific conditions, opportunities and constrains in each context.
The guidebook primarily addresses field practitioners, WASH and Nutrition programme managers working in humanitarian and development contexts, and responds to the need for more practical guidance on WASH and nutrition integration at the field level. It can also be used as a practical tool for donors and institutions (such as ministries of health) to prioritise strategic activities and funding options.
The guide can "Un guide pratique sur l'augmentation de l'impact nutritionnel grâce à l'intégration des programmes WASH et nutrition" in French can be downloaded below.
Dodos, J. (2017). WASH’ Nutrition -A practical guidebook on increasing nutritional impact through integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes (in English and French). Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France
English French Guidelines and manuals Practitioners WASH and nutrition (WG12)
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