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WASH, Nutrition and Child Growth: Webinar Series for Implementing Partners

woman washing children's hands
Tom Merilion/Save The Children
6:00am - 5:00am EST


The evidence base is expanding to show that infant and young child growth is affected by persistent fecal exposure, but also that traditional WASH interventions may not be enough to address the issue. Calls are going out for ‘transformational WASH’ to address the myriad sources and pathways of infection.

PRO-WASH, WASHPaLS, and the Clean, Fed and Nurtured Coalition invite you to a three-part interactive webinar series to:

  • Share the current evidence base linking enteric infection and child growth
  • Discuss the relevance of the ‘environmental enteropathy hypothesis’ to our work in food security, WASH and nutrition
  • Review traditional WASH interventions in light of new documentation of sources and pathways of fecal exposure particular to infants and young children
  • Highlight innovative implementation research to address pathways of infection particular to infants, youth and children (improved floors, poultry coops, and playpens)
  • Discuss appropriate and measurable outcomes for implementation research and USAID/Food for Peace programming

Webinar #1: Exploring the Evidence: What do we know about the impacts of enteric pathogens on early childhood growth and development?

Thursday, April 16th @ 10:00 am ET

  • Sophie Budge, Researcher, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University
  • Steve Luby, Professor, Stanford University

Webinar #2: Interventions for Reducing Childhood Exposure to Enteric Infections: Lessons Learned from Piloting

Tuesday, May 5th @ 9:00 am ET

  • Julia Rosenbaum, WASHPaLs/FHI360
  • Laura Kwong, Stanford University
  • Dr. Christine Marie George, Johns Hopkins University

Webinar #3: Rethinking WASH indicators to understand and address environmental contamination and improve child growth

Tuesday, May 26th @ 9:00 am ET

Speakers from Sanipath, Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University

  • Dr. Christine Moe, Principal Investigator
  • Habib Yakubu, Lead Research Project Coordinator
  • Suraja Raj, Senior Public Health Program Associate
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