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SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition

Photo uploaded by Cathy LandrySPRING’s “WASH 1,000” strategy promotes focused, evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices to eliminate common fecal-oral contamination pathways in children during the first 1,000 days after birth. The strategy takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously delivering products, services, and information to households with pregnant and lactating women and those with children under two (i.e., 1,000-day households).

This brief outlines the rationale behind the approach, SPRING/Ghana's WASH 1,000 strategy, as well as SPRING's behavior promotion and monitoring to reinforce WASH messages. The document then highlights the various results of the approach, from latrines constructed to schools reached, and policies implemented in Ghana. JSI/SPRING Project, 2017.