Water, Sanitation, and the Prevention of Stunting

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Jeffrey K. Griffiths , Tufts University , Boston, MA
A holistic view of water in the prevention of stunting will be presented.Known and likely causal pathways between WASH activities and improved nutrition will be outlined, evidence assessed, and evidence gaps identified. Innovative WASH methods will be highlighted and case examples provided for a global perspective. Water is critical for hygienic environments and agriculture, influences the development of environmental enteropathy, and facilitates mycotoxin (aflatoxin) contamination of foods