BabyWASH: Considerations for Child Health

November 2016

This post discusses how sanitation and hygiene programmes in nurseries or childcare centres could protect child health.

Although global death rates of children under five resulting from diarrheal disease has fallen from a global high of 1.2 million in 2000 to 500,000 in 2015, it still represents the second leading cause of morbidity for this age group.

These deaths are mainly preventable; 88% of them are attributed to a lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The significant decrease in the last 15 years is a major achievement largely due to improvements in access to better quality drinking water, toilets, and better hygiene and care practices.

Additional details

PublisherWASH Funders
CountryKenya
ThemesChild faeces, Children, Health, Hygiene, Leave no one behind
LanguageEnglish

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