WASH and nutrition: why and how to integrate

Nepal Joint Sector Reviews 5 Apr 2017

Formal, participatory review cycles such as Joint Sector Reviews (JSR) are one of the building blocks of an effective WASH sector. A Joint Sector Review (JSR) process was established in Nepal in 2011 to assess sector performance and policy constraints, and to promote the concept of a sector-wide approach in the WASH sector.

Wild Water: State of the World's Water 2017 21 Mar 2017

Across the world 663 million people still do not have access to water; the vast majority of them - over half a billion - live in rural areas. In Wild Water, WaterAid’s state of the world’s water report, we explore how climate change – felt through extreme weather events such as cyclones, flooding and drought – could make the situation far worse for future generations.

MHM in Nepal

Menstrual hygiene management in Udaypur and Sindhuli districts of Nepal 28 Feb 2017

Adolescent girls face significant challenges to managing their menstruation hygienically, with comfort and confidence, especially in low-income countries. WaterAid is working with the Government of Nepal to strengthen WASH facilities in schools of Udaypur and Sindhuli Districts, and to help equip them to facilitate confident menstrual hygiene management (MHM). This study sought to inform the development of these interventions through mixed-methods research with girls, boys, teachers and mothers.

Study on WASH - Nutrition Barriers & Potential Solutions 24 Feb 2017

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has an important effect on nutrition status, but many WASH programs do not integrate nutrition and vice versa. Integration of WASH and nutrition is therefore a promising strategy to improve nutrition outcomes.

Forty representatives were consulted to identify current barriers to WASH and nutrition integration in Cambodia, and identify opportunities to address or overcome these barriers.