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.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) is a five-year project funded through the Global Health Bureau to support USAID’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children under five by strengthenin
Prior studies have identified several aspects of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program implementation as crucial to both achieve and sustain open defecation free (ODF) communities: (i) the involvement of community leaders, (ii) intensity a