Improving Access To Toilets Can Cut Child Stunting

The Guardian: What do toilets have to do with nutrition? More than you might think
Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute

“…Because of the public goods nature of access to improved water and sanitation (private income can take you only so far — there needs to be a functioning public drain, sewer, and treatment system), government leadership and effective functioning is vital. … Water and sanitation have long been the orphan sectors in development. Through a partnership with a fellow orphan issue, undernutrition, all three will hopefully remain high on the development agenda in the next decade. Given the massive potential for improved scope, sanitation is key to unfettered child growth” (7/24).

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