With increasing evidence showing the need for integration between WASH and Nutrition to improve health outcomes, and emerging research suggesting links between WASH, MNCH and ECD, more and more organisations and governments are looking for guidance for succesful sectoral integration. However, there are few case studies available in the way of tested guidance.
With the recognition of this gap, and the backing of SDG17 for multi-stakeholder partnerships, a BabyWASH Coalition is forming with key objectives focusing on this need. The Coalition, which focuses on WASH, MNCH, ECD and Nutrition sector integration in the first 1,000 days of life, has the ability to address all of the following SDGs:
SDG 17.16 - "Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries"