The resource guide collates links to resources on topics including relationships between domestic animals and human health, pathogens from domestic animals and child health, child mouthing and soil ingestion, ‘Transformative’ WASH and OneHealth, W
Many governments and maternal and child health promoters have been urging pregnant women to deliver their babies at a healthcare facility rather than at home, with the intent of improving childbirth outcomes.
Direct ingestion of animal and human feces in soil as well as exploratory mouthing by infants and young children remain underemphasized pathways of fecal pathogen exposure impacting child health and growth, as highlighted in the 2018
Children less than five years of age are at greater risk of diarrheal diseases globally. Frequent diarrhea is associated with growth faltering and poor cognitive development, which together account for a huge global burden.