Health, Nutrition and WASH
Making sure that everyone has access to nutritious food, safe water, sanitation and hygiene are Sustainable Development Goals and critical determinants of health.
Good nutrition from birth helps protect a child against infectious disease and to reach their full development potential. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are essential and enable improvements in child nutrition. Integration of nutrition and WASH programming makes both good technical and economic sense.
We have worked in partnership with governments and their line ministries and community groups to create integrated health, nutrition and WASH interventions that have been taken to scale for maximum impact.
We have done this by:
- Working across sectors to provide the evidence for targeting interventions for greatest impact, on undernourished adolescent girls, mothers and children under two.
- Scaling up participatory learning and action approaches that empower communities to make choices and prioritize actions to undertake in their villages.
- Supporting community-led total sanitation (CLTS) to enable communities to establish improved sanitation practices and become free from open defecation.
- Strengthening management information systems to monitor, review and improve the efficiency of implementation of CLTS and to gauge the progress made in achieving sanitation, hygiene and nutrition objectives.