Upcoming webinar series on WASH, Nutrition and Child Growth (April and May 2020)


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Dear WASH-Nutritionists,

I would like to draw your attention to a webinar series on WASH, Nutrition and Child Growth, hosted by PRO-WASH, USAID WASHPaLS and the Clean, Fed and Nurtured Coalition. The dates are:
  • 16 April 2020 (passed)
  • 5 May 2020
  • 26 May 2020
It is already announced in the forum, so you can find more information and the link for registration in the post prior to mine.

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Upcoming webinar series on WASH, Nutrition and Child Growth

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wash-nutrition-and-child-growth-webinar-series-for-implementing-partners-registration-101929158858?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=de36c84ce9&mc_eid=42c3902e9d 

Growing evidence is reinforcing that to ensure healthy growth and development, infants and young children (IYC) need to be far less exposed to feces in their environment. Even in the absence of diarrhea, fecal contamination affects nutrient absorption and IYC resilience to fight infections. However, several powerful randomized several powerful randomized studies conclude that traditional WASH interventions aren’t effective to protect IYC and promote growth, and recommendations suggest we must move toward ‘Transformational WASH’.

But what does this actually mean for implementers? 
New research is documenting the sources of harmful pathogens include previously underestimated animal sources, like chicken feces, and that IYC are exposed through pathways that are unique to that age group. 
How can implementing organizations apply emerging evidence to deliver more effective programs? 

PRO-WASH, USAID WASHPaLS and the Clean, Fed and Nurtured Coalition invite you to a three-part interactive webinar series to grapple with these questions and to:
  •  Share the current evidence base linking enteric infection and child growth
  • Discuss the relevance of the ‘environmental enteropathy hypothesis’ to our work in food security, WASH and nutrition
  • Review traditional WASH interventions in light of new documentation of sources and pathways of fecal exposure particular to infants and young children
  • Highlight innovative implementation research to address pathways of infection particular to infants, youth and children (improved floors, poultry coops and playpens)
  • Discuss appropriate and measurable outcomes for implementation research and USAID/Food for Peace programming
Webinar #1: Exploring the Evidence: What do we know about impacts of enteric pathogens on early childhood growth and development?
Register for: Thursday, April 16th @ 10:00am EDT
Sophie Budge, Researcher, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University
Steve Luby, Professor, Stanford University

Webinar #2: Interventions for Reducing Childhood Exposure to Enteric Infections: Lessons Learned from Piloting
Register for: Tuesday, May 5th @ 9:00am EDT
Julia Rosenbaum, WASHPaLs/FHI360
Laura Kwong, Stanford University
Dr. Christine Marie George, Johns Hopkins University

Webinar #3: Rethinking WASH indicators to understand and address environmental contamination and improve child growth

Register for: Tuesday, May 26th @ 9:00am EDT
TBD: A full agenda for this webinar will be distributed to those who have RSVPed ahead of the discussion

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wash-nutrition-and-child-growth-webinar-series-for-implementing-partners-registration-101929158858?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=de36c84ce9&mc_eid=42c3902e9d  .

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