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A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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Policy Note: WASH in Health & Nutrition

This policy note seeks to highlight the critical intersection between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and health and nutrition, to spark dialogue and action on policy, programmes and research. The health and nutrition sector in India must collaborate with the WASH sector to improve the health and wellbeing of its population. The note is meant for the WaterAid family and their partners; organisations focused on public health and nutrition; researchers; and those working with policy makers in the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Women and Child Development (WCD), and Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS).

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Modules on promotion of hygiene and sanitation behaviour for pre-primary and primary

The manual developed in Hindi includes water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) indicators tailored specifically to the needs of anganwadis and primary schools and details WASH concepts with activity-based supplementary materials, which will help in conducting better training on WASH in schools. The module was developed in an interactive way factoring in suggestions and thoughts of key stakeholders, experts from National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), academicians and WASH advocacy groups. The module was also reviewed by various agencies including the National Urban Health Mission, National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), and School Health Department of South

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WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Vizianagaram and Nizamabad

This water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities assessment was carried out to understand the status of WASH services and related behaviours in healthcare settings. A total of 140 health facilities were covered in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana. Andhra Pradesh is doing better than the country as a whole in terms of their maternal mortality ratio. Yet infant and neonatal mortality rates are comparable to the national rates, highlighting this as a critical area of intervention.

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WaterAid: India visit with Hugh Bonneville
August 2015

How the WASH sector can contribute to the National Nutrition Mission

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s commitment to improve nutritional status of children and women is receiving unprecedented support. Recently, the Cabinet approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission with financial support of Rs 9046.17 crore. Perhaps the most promising feature of this Mission is the explicit recognition of the need for convergence among various schemes addressing nutrition along with instituting robust monitoring mechanisms and engendering community participation. While the Mission does not elucidate the...

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