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Identifying and Interrupting Fecal-Oral Pathways in Young Children

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This quick guide presents planning considerations and a menu of data collection methods to help BHA Resilience Food Security Activity implementing partners meet three objectives:

  1. Determine whether your program needs to conduct mixed-method formative research to identify and prioritize fecal-oral pathways for infants and young children in your implementation geography, or if you can rely on existing evidence.
  2. Provide guidance on how to design formative research activities to identify and prioritize the ingestion pathways of fecal pathogens (both human and animal) for infants and young children. This objective sets the stage for prioritizing the pathways and potential interventions implementing partners will deploy during their award life.
  3. Regardless of whether your program may need to conduct formative research on this topic, this quick guide provides useful guidance on which data collection methods may be appropriate to incorporate in a program Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT) to measure the effectiveness of WASH interventions on interrupting targeted fecal-oral contamination pathways in children under the age of 2 years old.