Sanitation and health evidence: request for input into a consensus meeting - deadline for the submission of questions is May 17

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Re: Sanitation and health evidence: request for input into a consensus meeting

My question is, without sanitation can there be good health? Should sanitation researches be health based?

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Dennis Ekwere
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CYPLP Team
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Re: Fwd: [WG12] Evidence for Health Benefits from Improved Sanitation

Hi Jan and Radu,

Here I would like share the study findings that CDD Society had conducted under Nexus Project last year, the program aimed on one hand to improve the sanitation situation of a community and on the other, worked on providing nutrient rich food by using the waste generated in the same community. The project involved reusing treated waste water from the wastewater treatment system in food production and distributing these produce to the community.

*From the field experiences of the pilot interventions in one of the housing colony, it was realized that since colony itself has very unhygienic environment due to poor solid waste disposal system, open storm water drains, flies all around, etc., we shouldn't limit our definition of sanitation improvement to wastewater treatment system. The project's aim to impact under nourishment cannot serve the purpose only through nutrient rich food, as the starting point is 'poor sanitation contributes to under-nutrition' and hence "Sanitation" can't be limited to Toilets and Treatments, there are many other parameters that leads to the unhealthy environment. *

*This study findings has helped to plan and implement the interventions needed in the colony for the remaining years under Nexus project and to further scale-up in future the Nexus approach of closing the sanitation loop by addressing issues related to sanitation, health and nutrition. Hence, a**s an outcome of this study the project has taken up a few interventions related to sanitation aspects like conducting IEC campaign for women and children on hygiene practices, solid waste management and on home gardening. * With the above background, my question is *when we say "Closing the sanitation loop by addressing issues related to sanitation, health and nutrition", are we also considering the issues related to solid wastes, hygiene practices or only limited to ' Toilets and treatments'?*

Regards Girija R CDD Society, Bengaluru
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