Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining forces to promote child growth and development

September 5, 2013 by WASHplus

Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining forces to promote child growth and development: A report on a consultative meeting, 2013.

This report presents the results of a consultative meeting held on May 2-3, 2013 at FHI 360 in Washington DC on the topic Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development. The meeting was organized by Alive & Thrive, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, Save the Children, and WASHplus, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FHI 360, and USAID.

Forty-eight practitioners, researchers, and academicians attended the meeting to begin creating linkages across their disciplines of water, sanitation, and hygiene, including handwashing (WASH); nutrition, in particular infant and young child feeding (IYCF); and early childhood development (ECD)to move forward with research and integrated programming to support child growth and development. While institutions were represented, this opportunity allowed individuals to share their expertise and knowledge, and learn about the approaches, knowledge, questions, needs, and concernsthat the other disciplines brought to this area.