Published in: 2016
UNICEF East Asia and Paciﬁc Regional Ofﬁce (EAPRO)
Undernutrition is a major cause of disease and death, affecting billions of people worldwide, especially women and children in impoverished communities. In the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region, despite economic growth, and achievements in health and nutrition indicators, maternal and child malnutrition rates and burden remain high. Almost 28 million children are stunted in the EAP region, with one third of those children in China and another third in Indonesia. Diarrhoea, pneumonia and birth complications are the top three killers of children under age 5 worldwide.
This toolkit is intended to provide UNICEF country offices, and the national governments they support and their partners, with the necessary guidance and tools for combining WASH inventions with nutrition programmes to maximize nutrition outcomes in the EAP region. The overall better economic situation in the EAP region, compared with South Asia and Africa regions, make mobilization of national resources to improve nutrition of critical importance. Therefore this toolkit is oriented towards the enabling environment activities that can support collective malnutrition reduction efforts.
UNICEF (2016). Nutrition - WASH Toolkit - Guide for Practical Joint Actions. UNICEF East Asia and Paciﬁc Regional Ofﬁce (EAPRO)
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