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Global Food Security: The Critical Role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Global health experts are recognizing that food security challenges cannot be met until safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are available in the world’s poorest communities. WASH affects all aspects of food security, as the lack of it reduces the time women are able to work in the agricultural sector, reduces disposable income of households, contaminates foods, and causes disease. This fact sheet explores the linkages between WASH, agriculture, food security, and health.