Investing In WASH Will Lead To Improved Maternal, Child Health

The Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat” blog discusses links between maternal health and WASH, referencing a meta-analysis that concludes “women living in poor sanitation environments are three times as likely to die from maternal health-related issues compared to women who do not, while women living under poor water conditions have a maternal mortality ratio 50 percent higher than those that do not.” The blog further highlights different organizations that integrate WASH and maternal health interventions, suggesting that investments in WASH will improve maternal and child health outcomes (Braxton, 4/29).