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Wash Practices

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Research evidence indicates that poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices contribute significantly to stunting. Improving WASH practices reduces diarrheal disease, environmental  dysfunction, and soil-transmitted parasitic worm infections. Combined, these reductions contribute to decreases in stunting.

Kasese District adherence to the WASH standards, these are  still low, communities still was clothes and untensles in rivers

Kiima Foods is a member to the Kasese District Water and sanitation committee

Safely disposing of adult and child feces in a latrine.

Kiima Foods is a member to the Kasese District Nutrition Stakeholders team

Disinfecting drinking water (most commonly through boiling) for children between the ages of six months (when water is first introduced after exclusive breastfeeding) and two years.

Washing hands with soap at the appropriate times for all caregivers (mother, siblings, others). At a minimum, hands should be washed prior to food preparation and feeding the child, and after defecation or handling infant/child faeces.

Creating clean play spaces that separate children from environmental contaminants (soil, animal feces, human feces), especially for children under two years of age