Published in: 2019
World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF
In 2018, the WASH sector was surprised by three new high-quality studies (WASH Benefits, Kenya and Bangladesh and SHINE, Zimbabwe) that showed little or no impact of selected WASH interventions on reducing childhood diarrhoea and stunting. Some practitioners, researchers and funders have reacted by questioning the value of investing in WASH compared to other public health interventions and how future WASH implementation can be improved to achieve greater health gains. The studies are an important new contribution to the evidence base which have provoked a timely and important discussion, and number of commentary papers reflecting on the study designs, their findings and calling for “transformative” WASH interventions.
WHO, UNICEF (2019). Implications of recent WASH and nutrition studies for WASH policy and practice. World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF
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