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Environmental enteric dysfunction and child stunting. Nutrition Reviews, Feb 9

Environmental enteric dysfunction and child stunting. Nutrition Reviews, Feb 9. The failure of polarized interventions to reduce stunting may lie in the rationale that the 3 main underlying causes—namely poor quality and quantity of food, poor care practices, and infectious disease—are either directly or indirectly related to inadequate WASH infrastructure and facilities.

The following sections aim to describe this relationship between linear growth failure and WASH and the reasons for the limited success of WASH interventions thus far to prevent stunting worldwide.