Young child survival and development

Young Child Survival and Development



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To achieve sustained changes in sanitation practices, the following actions are required:
• Bringing the sanitation crisis into the open by talking freely about the problem of open defecation and human excreta.
• Using community approaches rather than simply building toilets (ending open defecation is a matter of changing behaviour and creating a new social norm that frowns on open defecation): communicating actively for behaviour change, marketing the idea of sanitation and stimulating the demand for toilets.
• Focusing on women and adolescents, and on inclusive measures to reduce disparities at all levels.
• Prioritizing sanitation and hygiene in education and health: ensuring that all schools, health centres and places of work have basic water supplies, clean toilets and facilities for hand-washing.



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