Complementary Food Hygiene: An overlooked opportunity in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors - Policy Brief

Gautam, O. P., (2015)

Published in: 2015
Pages: 10

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Poor complementary food hygiene may account for a substantial proportion of diarrhoeal diseases among infants and young children in developing countries, which in turn, account for a large proportion of the global burden of infectious disease. However, most of the information on food hygiene in low income countries derives from expert opinion and biological plausibility rather than robust epidemiological evidence. This briefing paper documents the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity’s (SHARE) contribution to narrowing the evidence gap, highlights opportunities for future research, and offers insights that could influence policy and improve programming in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors globally.

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Gautam, O. P., (2015). Complementary Food Hygiene: An overlooked opportunity in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors - Policy Brief. SHARE consortium

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POLICY BRIEF; Complementary Food Hygiene: An overlooked opportunity in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors

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