WASH, Nutrition and Child Growth: Webinar Series for Implementing Partners - by PRO-WASH, Clean, Fed & Nurtured Coalition, WASHPaLs


The evidence base is expanding to show that infant and young child growth is affected by persistent fecal exposure, but also that traditional WASH interventions may not be enough to address the issue. Calls are going out for ‘transformational WASH’ to address the myriad sources and pathways of infection.

PRO-WASH, WASHPaLS and the Clean, Fed and Nurtured Coalition hosted a three-part interactive webinar series to:

  • Share the current evidence base linking enteric infection and child growth
  • Discuss the relevance of the ‘environmental enteropathy hypothesis’ to their work in food security, WASH and nutrition
  • Review traditional WASH interventions in light of new documentation of sources and pathways of fecal exposure particular to infants and young children

Webinar #1: Exploring the Evidence: What do we know about impacts of enteric pathogens on early childhood growth and development? Thursday, April 16th @ 10:00am EST
Webinar #2: Interventions for Reducing Childhood Exposure to Enteric Infections: Lessons Learned from Piloting - Tuesday, May 5th @ 9:00am EST
Webinar #3: Rethinking WASH indicators to understand and address environmental contamination and improve child growth

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