From commitments to action: accelerating integration of nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Ethiopia
Globally, more than one in five children are stunted. In Ethiopia, it's more than one in three. With evidence growing on the connections between undernutrition and poor water, sanitation and hygiene, WaterAid and Action Against Hunger investigated how to tackle these two challenges, at policy level and on the ground. Tseguereda Abraham, Teklemariam Ayalew and Rebecca Heald discuss their case study. Although Ethiopia has made some significant progress in water, sanitation and nutrition in the Millennium Development Goal era, it still has a long way to go. 39.1% of people have access to at least basic water, 7.1% have access to at least basic sanitation, and just 1% have access to at least basic hygiene.