Caught Short: Role of WASH in Nutrition

India is home to a staggering 48 million stunted children under age five – the highest in the world. Stunting reflects chronic undernutrition during the most critical periods of growth and development in early life and is defined as children having low height for age. Stunting is commonly associated with lack of adequate food or nutrition. But few know the impact that toilets and clean water have on children’s growth and development.

All photos: WaterAid/ Ronny Sen
All data/ text: Caught Short report/ WaterAid

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