Integration of nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene: a foundation for human capital in Cambodia

Cambodia, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Tat Chomoreun, 12, and another student, wash their hands with soap, in the Phat Sanday floating village, Sturng Sen River, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia, Feb 2017
Image: WaterAid/ Laura Summerton

32% of children under 5 in Cambodia are affected by stunting. This case study from Cambodia - available in French, Portuguese and English - highlights the need for integrated action on nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene.

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An ambitious economic development agenda and a mature recognition of interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals means Cambodia has the potential to achieve rapid reductions in malnutrition levels through integrated action on nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Despite this favourable position, significant challenges remain at both national and sub-national levels. 

This case study seeks to uncover those challenges, identify opportunities and encourage the Royal Government of Cambodia and development partners to take sustain integrated action on combatting chronic malnutrition.