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

There is emerging evidence to suggest that safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices play an imperative role in improving nutrition outcomes, including the treatment and prevention of anemia. The WHO, UNICEF, and USAID developed a document presenting current evidence on the positive impacts of WASH on nutritional status, as well as how an integrated approach can be used to enhance the benefits of WASH interventions. The document examines how context-specific integration into existing nutrition programs can lead to a more effective and sustainable impact, with monitoring and evaluation as a key component of program design.