Developing Countries: Nutrition

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th February 2017.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to improve nutrition outcomes for women and girls through her Department's water and sanitation programmes.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

DFID is strengthening the nutrition outcomes of its water, sanitation and hygiene programmes by ensuring programmes target the specific needs of women and young children and by focusing on activities such as food preparation and storage, safe feeding for young children and handwashing with soap. These approaches will help to avert stunting, wasting and other forms of malnutrition.

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