SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:55:51 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: WASH & Nutrition events at the Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: Jona
I would like to share the updated agenda with you for the Working Group 12 Meeting in Stockholm (Tuesday, 30 August, 2pm - 5:30pm).

Please bear in mind that the number of participants is unfortunately limited due to the room capacity.

See you there!


P.S.: Did you nominate your water hero?]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:20:32 +0000
Re: Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: mwaniki
Who is your water hero? Nominate to Stockholm Water Prize now!

Since 1991, Stockholm Water Prize has recognized heroes from various fields and continents for their important work. Help us find our next water hero – nominate now for the 2017 Stockholm Water Prize.]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:38:33 +0000
Re: Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: Jona
As interim co-lead of WG 12, I would like to point out the upcoming WG 12 meeting that is going to take place in Stockholm during the World Water Week, scheduled for 30 August, 2pm – 3:30pm.
In preparation of the meeting, please see below the current state of the agenda:

Draft Agenda
  • Digesting the Upscaling-Session
  • WG12 Strategy for 2017: Discussing strategic orientation
  • “The Latest Shit”
    1. Presenting findings from the Thematic Discussion
    2. Presenting / discussing WaterAid Analysis Index
    3. Announcing the ACF Operational Manual
    4. ...
  • Presenting / discussing revised Factsheet
  • Hot topics from WASH & Nutrition discussions on the forum
  • Finding a Working Group Co-Lead
Does it cover key topics? What is missing? What would you like to discuss? I’m very thankful for suggestions and your feedback before 11 August.

For further information on the Stockholm WASH & Nutrition events:
For further SuSanA events in Stockholm:

Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:17:49 +0000
European Development Days 2016 - by: Jona
In the follow-up to the European Development Days 2016, where WaterAid convened the event “Toilets for Nutrition”, I would like to share with you key information and useful related links.

About the European Development Days (EDD)
“Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
For its tenth anniversary, EDD 2016 focused on the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, making it one of the very first major conferences dedicated to the issue.”
Read more here:

Toilets for Nutrition - Breaking down silos: Coordinating the nutrition sector and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for sustainable development

WaterAid, together with SHARE, ACF, the European Commission, Scaling Up Nutrition and the German WASH Network, engaged in discussion about recent developments at the nexus, new tools that have been developed and discussed international partnerships and further potentials.

Moderation: Thilo Panzerbieter (GTO, speaker German WASH Network),on the panel:
  • Jean Lapègue, Senior Advisor WASH, Scientific and Technical Direction, Action Contre La Faim
  • Megan Wilson-Jones, Policy Analyst of Health & Hygiene, WaterAid
  • Sergio Teixeira, Strategy and Policy Adviser - Functional Capacity, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement
  • Catherine Chazaly, Food assistance and Nutrition Policy Officer, European Commission
The session:
The blog:

Pervious events or projects on WASH & Nutrition that were referenced to in the EDD event

Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:35 +0000
WASH & Nutrition events at the Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: Jona
I would like to flag this year’s WASH & Nutrition event at the Stockholm World Water Week.

The German WASH Network and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ) together with Action Contre La Faim, End Water Poverty, Emergency Nutrition Network, Generation Nutrition, GIZ, Sanitation and Water for All Partnership, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, WaterAid and the World Health Organization are going to convene a joint session at the Stockholm World Water Week shedding light on the WASH & Nutrition link:

Upscaling the WASH-Nutrition-Nexus for Sustainable (Body) Growth
August 30, 9:00h – 10:30h

Besides that, more nutrition-related events are going to take place in Stockholm:

Beyond the drinking glass: Expanding our Understanding of Water-Nutrition Linkages (IPFRI)
August 31, 11:00h – 12:30h

Working Group 12 meeting on WASH & Nutrition - side event (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance)
August 30, 14:00h – 15:30h

Looking forward to hearing thoughts and expectations concerning Stockholm WWW 2016 here!


P.S.: I have attached an information sheet for nutritionists (and other non-WASH stakeholders, who might be interested in attending) explaining what “Stockholm” is all about.]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:06:43 +0000
WASH & stunting: an annotated bibliography - by: campbelldb Sanitation Updates. Please let me know if you know of other recent studies, reports and resources that we should add.

Titles to some of the studies include:

- The NOURISH Evaluation: Can WASH and Nutrition Boost Kids’ Growth? Global Waters, May 2016.

- Can Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Help Eliminate Stunting? Current Evidence and Policy Implications. Maternal & Child Nutrition, May 2016. Authors: Oliver Cumming and Sandy Cairncross.

- Preventing Environmental Enteric Dysfunction through Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: An Opportunity for Stunting Reduction in Developing Countries. Maternal & Child Nutrition, May 2016. Authors: Mduduzi N.N. Mbuya and Jean H. Humphrey]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:49:10 +0000
WASH & Stunting - open access articles from May 2016 Maternal & Child Nutrition - by: campbelldb
Link to the issue - Maternal & Child Nutrition, May 2016

Stop Stunting in South Asia. Improving Child Feeding, Women's Nutrition and Household Sanitation.

Some of the article titles include:

- Stop stunting: improving child feeding, women's nutrition and household sanitation in South Asia
- Can water, sanitation and hygiene help eliminate stunting? Current evidence and policy implications
- Preventing environmental enteric dysfunction through improved water, sanitation and hygiene: an opportunity for stunting reduction in developing countries]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Thu, 19 May 2016 13:15:25 +0000
Concern-Tufts impact evaluation in Chad: hygiene practices and acute malnutrition closely linked - by: kategolden
Concern Worldwide and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University implemented the Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition programme in Chad 2012-2015, which delivered an integrated set of WASH, nutrition, health and livelihoods interventions and incorporated a strong impact evaluation using a randomised control design. Midline results showed a strong link between hygiene - specifically behaviours linked to washing water transport containers and the concentration of livestock at human water sources - to acute malnutrition. The endline results are just in and results should be available soon. A summary of learning from the midline are available here on Concern's website: or hopefully you can access them as attachments below (in English and French)]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 20 Apr 2016 06:06:07 +0000
Clean, Fed & Nurtured Community of Practice - by: BijanFHI360 Clean, Fed & Nurtured is a community of practice that brings together practitioners and researchers in the WASH, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) sectors. Clean, Fed & Nurtured, which consists of Alive & Thrive, ChildFund, USAID, Save The Children, FHI 360, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, and other members, works to share knowledge and proven approaches, and test and improve integration of programming in these areas to promote optimal growth and development for children 0 to 3 years of age. Clean, Fed & Nurtured welcomes those interested in collaborating together to improve integration of efforts. Since 2013, this community of practice has hosted events, published corresponding materials and resources. Clean, Fed & Nurtured continues to actively promote resources, such as webinars; present on the latest evidence at events; and draft technical papers, reports, and reviews of literature.

If you are interested in learning more about Clean, Fed & Nurtured or joining the community of practice, you can learn more here:]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:21:43 +0000
WASH and Nutrition in West Africa: blog + motion design (materials by Action Against Hunger West Africa Regional Office) - by: ChristelleHure

Contact for more info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:57:57 +0000
Re: Introduction to Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) - by: ENN
Thank you very much fro your very useful feedback. Please see below my comments:

Sticky post with key documents - perhaps you could comment in that thread?
I've done this and will go back as and when I come across other useful resources.

A selection of 20 to 50 important documents that are tagged in the library with the tag for Working Group 12 (WASH and nutrition)- anything missing or superfluous?
I will get back to you on this as there has been several articles in FEX/NEX focusing on Wash & Nutrition and they need to be added to the resources listed there.

Additional documents (beyond the Top-50) could also be uploaded to the library of course again, anything missing? Same as above.

Another thing which I feel quite strongly about and where you could perhaps help me/us, is to get the information on Wikipedia right and up to date.
I'm afraid I need to discuss this in house with ENN technical nutrition team and check their availability, as it's beyond my area of expertise. It might be a while before I can update you on this so please bear with me

Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:03 +0000
Re: Key documents for the sub-category on nutrition and WASH - by: ENN


Jaleh Saboktakin
Project Support Officer
Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:43:39 +0000
Re: Introduction to Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) - by: muench
I am happy to see your first forum post, thank you for introducing the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and pointing out the overlaps with the WASH sector. Welcome!

Now that you're here, I am wondering if you could help us with a few things?

One is making available (and easy to browse) the pertinent literature on WASH and nutrition.

We have done that in three ways:

Another thing which I feel quite strongly about and where you could perhaps help me/us, is to get the information on Wikipedia right and up to date.
There is this page on Wikipedia on malnutrition:
And there is this one on malnutrition in children which I started:

Both pages could benefit from making clearer the connection with WASH and also from adding some more good references and images. I think in particular images that show chronic malnutrition are useful (rather than those from emergency situations), because the chronic malnutrition probably gets less attention, it is less "headline grabbing" - so we need to help educate people on that.

Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:56:46 +0000
Stunting in Rural Ecuador - by: F H Mughal Stunting in Rural Ecuador

A very recent paper (published 2 March 2016), published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, as highlighted in the Sanitation Updates, is attention-grabbing, and has a rather novel title: I get height with a little help from my friends: herd protection from sanitation on child growth in rural Ecuador.

Initially, I got a bit struck up with the term “herd protection,” – I thought it has something to do with animal herding. However, reading the paper made it clear.

This is the key message from the paper (abstract): “improved sanitation in one household may provide community-wide benefits if it reduces contamination in the shared environment. Sanitation at the household level is an important predictor of child growth, but less is known about the effect of sanitation coverage in the community.”

If there is improvement in sanitation in a house, people have tendency to link the benefits of improved sanitation within that particular household – benefits include stunting benefits. Generally, people do not vision benefits in the wider community.

The researchers took repeated anthropometric measurements on 1314 children under 5 years of age in 24 rural Ecuadorian villages, during the period 2008-2013. They investigated the association between sanitation coverage in surrounding households and child growth.

The researchers - from the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan; Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan; Centro de Biomedicina-Carrera de Medicina, Universidad Central del Ecuador; and Department of Anthropology, Trinity College, Hartford, USA – found that the sanitation coverage in the surrounding households was strongly associated with child height, as those with 100% coverage in their surroundings had a 67% lower prevalence of stunting compared with those with 0% coverage.

Children from households with improved sanitation had a lower prevalence of stunting. When analyzing height as a continuous outcome, the protective effect of sanitation coverage is manifested primarily among girls during the second year of life, the time at which growth faltering is most likely to occur.

The study has important implications that received less attention in the past. The conclusions says it all:

“Study highlights that a household’s sanitation practices can provide herd protection to the overall community. Studies which fail to account for the positive externalities that sanitation provides will underestimate the overall protective effect.”

The paper is available at:

F H Mughal]]>
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:00:25 +0000
Introduction to Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) - by: ENN
As my first contribution to the forum, please allow me to introduce you to ENN.

ENN enables nutrition networking and learning to build the evidence base for nutrition programming. Our focus is communities in crisis, typically humanitarian emergencies, and where undernutrition is a significant chronic problem.

We consider both nutrition-specific programming, such as management of acute malnutrition, and nutrition sensitive programming, that involve sectors such as social protection, agriculture, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

We have two major publications:

Field Exchange (FEX)
Field Exchange is an established online and print technical publication on nutrition and food security in emergencies and high burden contexts. Fifty issues have been produced to date.

Field Exchange enables fast track publication of programming experiences of relevance to nutrition in emergencies and high burden contexts. We welcome suggestions for articles to feature in Field Exchange at any time. We can support you to write about your experiences.

Whilst Field Exchange is not a peer reviewed publication, where topics are contentious, particularly challenging to the norm or critical of another agency, we invite a postscript from relevant stakeholders that are published alongside the article.

Field Exchange is produced three times per year in English. All editions are available online and in print.

Here are examples of some articles under the theme of WASH & Nutrition:

Call to Action on improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health
WASHplus in Mali: integrating WASH and nutrition for healthy communities

Evaluation of an integrated health-nutrition-WASH project to reduce malnutrition prevalence in children under two in Bangladesh

Nutrition Exchange (NEX)
Nutrition Exchange is an ENN publication that contains short, easy-to-read articles on nutrition programme experiences and learning, from countries with a high burden of malnutrition and those that are prone to crisis. It also summarises research and provides information on guidance, tools and upcoming trainings in nutrition and related sectors. Each issue contains original articles from national level readers and summarised information from ENN's flagship publication Field Exchange.

Nutrition Exchange is for all those working to reduce levels of malnutrition at the national, district and community level. This includes Government, Civil Society, International and National Agency sta? working in nutrition, including agriculture, health, education, water and sanitation and the social protection sectors. Nutrition Exchange is available in English, French and Arabic.

Examples of articles in NEX:

The power of WASH: why sanitation matters for nutrition

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), environmental enteropathy, nutrition, and early child development: making the links

Subscription is free and you will receive copies of either or both publications delivered to your door or to your inbox.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also feel free to browse our Resources page and let us know if you have any suggestions for other interesting materials to be added to the library (you can find most of the WASH-related ones under the tag of Health).

Thank you and best regards,
Nutrition and WASH (including stunted growth) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:02:19 +0000