Nutrition and WASH are linked
Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are directly linked to undernutrition through three key pathways: diarrhoea, intestinal worms and environmental enteric dysfunction. Repeated episodes of diarrhoea contribute to undernutrition by hindering the absorption of nutrients. When WASH conditions are not secured, children who are undernourished are at high risk of suffering more frequent and severe episodes of diarrhea.
To break this vicious circle, integrated WASH'Nutrition interventions must facilitate access to safe drinking water, treatment for diarrhea, and solutions to prevent malnutrition, particularly for the most vulnerable populations, notably children and pregnant and lactating women.
A unique partnership to advance WASH'Nutrition practices
Because hof the strong interdependency between access to nutrients and water quality, Nutriset and Kersia's Aquatabs®, world leading suppliers of respectively nutritional and water disinfection solutions, join their expertises in support of governments, UN agencies, and NGOs willing to implement and scale up WASH’Nutrition interventions.
This partnership seeks to facilitate the implementation of co-localized and integrated interventions, in order to achieve greater nutritional impact, reduction of incidence of water-related diseases and gains in program cost-effectiveness.
Combining Aquatabs® with Nutriset products
Kersia’s branded Aquatabs® are the world’s no.1 water purification tablets which kill micro-organisms in water to prevent cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other water borne diseases.