Study on WASH-Nutrition barriers and potential solutions

Cambodia, Nutrition

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has an important effect on nutrition status. Globally, around half of the burden of child undernutrition is due to inadequate sanitation and hygiene. Yet many WASH programs do not recognise their potential effect on nutrition, while many nutrition initiatives do not include WASH. Integration of WASH and nutrition is therefore a promising strategy to improve nutrition outcomes.

WaterAid Cambodia, Burnet Institute, Plan International Cambodia and the Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) undertook a detailed study looking at the barriers and opportunities for integrating these two sectors. These are the results.