WASH Capacity Statement

Over the past 16 years, World Vision Afghanistan’s (WVA’s) WASH programming has significantly contributed to child health improvement through increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene in WVA operating areas. World Vision’s WASH Strategy is integrated with Health and Nutrition to enhance child health outcomes and drive nutrition gains. The impacts of this integrated Health/Nutrition/WASH approach can be seen in the Badghis Province where WVA’s 2016 project interventions resulted in a 32 percent reduction (from 45 percent to 13 percent) in diarrhoea incidence. Positive impacts of WVA’s WASH programming were also observed in the intervention areas in Ghor, Badghis, and Herat, as outlined in the 2017 Maternal and Under-5 Nutrition and Child Health (MUNCH) Project Evaluation .