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Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and Nutrition Fact Sheet

Authors: 
Jordan Teague
Organizational Authors: 
WASH Advocates
Year Published: 
2013

Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water cause diarrheal disease and environmental enteropathy. These inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to undernutrition and stunting. The most effective interventions for child growth and development are those that combine improved nutrition with prevention and control of intestinal infections. This fact sheet explores the WASH, nutrition, and health linkages.

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