Towards effective integration of nutrition and WASH in Madagascar

Madagascar, Nutrition, Health
Image: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

With almost half of children suffering from chronic malnutrition, Madagascar has one of the highest rates of stunting worldwide. Improving children's health and nutrition is not only a moral imperative, but failure to do so undermines all other efforts to stimulate economic progress and development in the country.

Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are fundamental determinants of health and well-being for all. This case study, available in English, French and Portuguese, was developed by Action Against Hunger and WaterAid with the aim of documenting and sharing lessons learned from Madagascar's experience in advancing integration between the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition sectors at the policy, institutional coordination and practical levels.