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Are you a teacher and looking for training materials?

Our School Activity Collection assembles various activities on the vital topics of WASH, energy conservation, biodiversity and waste management.

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UNICEF (2016)

Nutrition - WASH Toolkit
Guide for Practical Joint Actions

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 …

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Durrans, S., Jones, D., Pando, N.U., Wilson-Jones, M. (2017)

The recipe for success
How policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition

In this report the authors analyse the approaches governments and donors are taking to cross-integrate nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) within their nutrition and WASH national policies and plans. The report aims to provide a ‘recipe’, or toolkit, to stimulate debate and discussion of the options and opportunities to bring together WASH and nutrition policies and programmes.

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World Health Organisation (2017)

Water, sanitation and hygiene to combat neglected tropical diseases
Initial lessons from project implementation

Water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for preventing and managing diseases including neglected tropical diseases which affect over 1 billion people among the poorest communities. Closer coordination of WASH and NTD programmes is needed to ensure WASH services are reaching the most vulnerable populations. Many WASH and NTD actors have started to work together on the planning and …

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WHO (2015)

Assainissement de l'eau et hygiène pour accélérer et pérenniser les progrès sur les maladies tropicales négligées: une stratégie mondiale 2015-2020 (in French)
Water sanitation and hygiene for accelerating and sustaining progress on neglected tropical diseases: A global strategy 2015-2020 (available in English/French/Spanish)

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are critical in the prevention and care for all of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) scheduled for intensified control or elimination by 2020.

Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is one of the five key interventions within the global NTD roadmap. Yet to date, the WASH component of the strategy has received little attention and the …

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Chitty, A., Esteves Mills, J. (2015)

WASH and Maternal and Newborn Health: Time to Act - Policy Brief

This policy brief documents the state of the evidence on how poor WASH impacts MNH and summarises SHARE's contribution to our understanding. It also highlights opportunities for future research and offers insights that could influence policy and improve programming in both sectors globally. In doing so, it offers a powerful argument in favour of using WASH to support efforts on MNH to leverage …

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Chitty, A., Wilson-Jones, M., Jones, D. (2016)

The Missing Ingredients
Are Policy-Makers Doing Enough on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to End Malnutrition?

This report, conducted by SHARE and WaterAid, highlights why water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for nutrition. Through an analysis of national nutrition plans and policies in 13 countries, the research highlights the extent to which WASH is embedded at policy level and where and how improvements must be made.

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Mills, J. E., Cumming, O. (2016)

The Impact of WASH on Key Health & Social Outcomes
Review of Evidence

This evidence paper looks at 10 areas identified collaboratively with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on which WASH can plausibly have a strong impact: diarrhoea, nutrition, complementary food hygiene, female psychosocial stress, violence, maternal and newborn health, menstrual hygiene management, school attendance, oral vaccine performance, and neglected tropical diseases.

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WaterAid (2017)

WASH and nutrition: why and how to integrate
Briefing note

This note can be used as a practical guide for WaterAid country programmes on joint WASH and nutrition programming, implementation, monitoring and advocacy.

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Toetzke, J. (2016)

Linking WASH & Nutrition – A Roadmap towards Better Health
Thematic Discussion Synthesis

Linking water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and nutrition has gained momentum globally. National policies and development partners’ strategies in numerous countries already acknowledge the importance of adequate WASH for achieving good nutrition outcomes, and call for WASH interventions to be scaled up alongside and within nutrition actions. More broadly, achieving the Sustainable Development …

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Dodos, J. (2017)

WASH’ Nutrition - Un guide pratique sur l'augmentation de l'impact nutritionnel grâce à l'intégration des programmes WASH et nutrition (in French and English)
A practical guidebook on increasing nutritional impact through integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes

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 …

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Chitty, A., Jones, D., Wilson-Jones, M. (2016)

The missing ingredients
Are policy-makers doing enough on water, sanitation and hygiene to end malnutrition

Governments around the world have committed to end malnutrition by 2030. However, international and national nutrition plans and actions will fail if they don’t include all the ingredients for success. Evidence shows that scaling up nutrition-specific interventions to 90% coverage in 34 of the countries with the highest burden of child undernutrition, will only reduce stunting by 20%.

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Haddad, L. et al (2016)

Global Nutrition Report 2016
From Promise to Impact - Ending Malnutrition by 2030

The Global Nutrition Report is the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition. It is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress.

The Global …

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Pahlenberg, L., Weimann-Koinzack, C. (2015)

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Nutrition
Relevance of WASH interventions in reducing undernutrition

In recent years, there has been growing scientifc evidence implying a close link between the lack of WASH and stunting.
Stunting, which means low height for age can be a marker of a whole range of developmental setbacks of children including cognitive impairment.

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Spears, D., Haddad, L. (2015)

The Power of WASH - Why Sanitation Matters for Nutrition

Water, sanitation, and hygiene can have a profound effect on health and nutrition. A growing base of evidence on the link between sanitation, child height, and well-being has come at an opportune time, when the issue of sanitation and nutrition in developing countries has moved to the top of the post-2015 development agenda.

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Chitty, A. (2015)

The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition

With 165 million children suffering from chronic undernutrition (being stunted) and 52 million suffering from acute malnutrition (being wasted) (UNICEF et al., 2012), more concerted and cross-sectoral Action is needed. Improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the context of nutrition programming offers one important opportunity to do this. A recent systematic review of 14 studies on WASH …

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Chambers, R., von Medeazza, G. (2014)

Reframing undernutrition: faecally-transmitted Infections and the 5 As

The dominant nutrition discourse concerns access to adequate food and its quality. It now includes food security, food rights and justice, governance and agriculture. Despite many initiatives to assure food access, and growing economies, high levels of undernutrition persist in much of Asia. It is increasingly suggested that much of this ‘Asian enigma’ can now be explained by open defecation …

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Generation Nutrition (2015)

LE RôLE DU SECTEUR DE L’EAU, ASSAINISSEMENT ET HYGIÈNE DANS LA LUTTE CONTRE LA SOUS-NUTRITION INFANTILE
The role of water, sanitation & hygiene in the fight against child undernutrition (in English/French/Spanish)

This factsheet is the first in a series by Gereration Nutrition looking at different ways of preventing child undernutrition, and focuses on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). It explains how WASH and Nutrition outcome for children are intimately linked and how improved WASH reduces undernutrition, thereby helping to break the cycle of poverty and transform people's lives.

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Velleman, Y. et al. (2014)

From joint thinking to joint action - A call to action on improving water, sanitation, and hygiene for maternal and newborn health

There is sufficient evidence that water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) may impact maternal and newborn health (MNH) to warrant greater attention from all stakeholders involved in improving MNH and achieving universal WASH access.

Enabling stronger integration between the WASH and health sectors has the potential to accelerate progress on MNH; this should be accompanied by improving monitoring …

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WHO, UNICEF & USAID (2015)

Improving Nutrition Outcomes with Better Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Practical Solutions for Policies and Programmes

This publication, jointly prepared by WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), summarizes the current evidence on the benefits of WASH for improving nutrition outcomes and describes how WASH interventions can be integrated into nutrition programmes. It provides practical suggestions, targeted at nutrition programme …

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Lapegue, J. (2014)

Wash in Nut
Posters available in English and French

English
Impact of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Interventions on the Nutritional and Health Status of Children under 5 years old and mothers

French
Impact des interventions du secteur Eau Assainissement et Hygiène (EAH) sur la santé et le statut nutritionnel des enfants de moins de 5 ans et des mères

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Lapegue, J., Lozano , R., Lellouche, K., Onsurbe, J.I, Coerver,A. , Simon, S., Gensch, R., Schmidt, A. (2015)

WASH in Nutrition
Factsheet of Working Group 12 (draft)

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Fewtrell, L. et al. (2005)

Water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce diarrhoea in less developed countries
a systematic review and meta-analysis

Many studies have reported the results of interventions to reduce illness through improvements in drinking water,
sanitation facilities, and hygiene practices in less developed countries. There has, however, been no formal systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the evidence of the relative effectiveness of these interventions. A comprehensive search strategy designed to identify all …

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