Baby and Mother WASH: Implementation Guideline

October 2017

This guide supports organisations working in the sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition sectors to address interconnected problems of poor water and sanitation and hygiene affecting early child development.

The evidence is clear that early childhood development is critical to promoting positive health outcomes for children and for adults life later. The guide makes suggestions on how to work with communities in Ethiopia and also how to integrate Baby WASH interventions into wider programmes.

The guide will be useful for organisations and individuals working on different aspects of early child development, and particularly useful to sanitation and hygiene, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition sectors. The guideline will also be useful for decision makers working in government offices, aid agencies, NGOs, influential leaders, teachers and health extension workers who work at household and community level. The evidence is clear that WASH interventions focusing on children under the age of three years old will have significant benefits for early childhood and later development.

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ThemesChild faeces, Children, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Leave no one behind

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