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An attempt to demonstrate the link between WASH and malnutrition: the Nutrition Causal Analysis (Burkina Faso)

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Julien Eyrard, Julien Chalimbaud
The NCA (Nutrition Causal Analysis) is a tool developed by ACF (Action Contre la Faim), the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) and the Tufts University during these last three years. It aims to investigate and present a multi-sectorial' overview of the contributing factors affecting nutritional status within a given community based on the UNICEF framework of under-nutrition. Within this multi-sectorial overview, WASH issues are often among the leading causes of under-nutrition. This paper will present the first results of a NCA conducted in Burkina Faso in 2012 – 2013. Based on this research, this paper will advocate for the central role of Water, sanitation and hygiene services in the fight against malnutrition in uncertain environments.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Conference

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EYRARD, J. and CHALIMBAUD, J., 2013. An attempt to demonstrate the link between WASH and malnutrition: the Nutrition Causal Analysis (Burkina Faso). IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 4pp.

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2013

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:20616

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