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MCC WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Consultancy)
In Indonesia, the Millennium Challenge Account—Indonesia (MCA-I) is implementing the Community‐Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project (CBHN) to reduce and prevent low birth weight, childhood stunting and malnutrition, and increase household income through cost savings, productivity growth and higher lifetime earnings. This project provides an incentive‐based scheme to increase demand for tools to reduce stunting, while improving the health sector’s capacity to respond to increased demand. The project builds on existing community engagement mechanisms, which have successfully supported community efforts to improve targeted health and nutrition indicators, and adds a supply component, which includes health and sanitation worker training, micronutrient provision, a media campaign, and sanitation and hygiene activities.
University Research Co., LLC (URC) provides technical support for implementation of the sanitation and hygiene program with specific focus on stakeholder engagement for community-led total sanitation (CLTS) and reducing childhood stunting.
URC is helping the Government of Niger to address ongoing challenges with access to water for agriculture and livestock, which result in constraints to further economic progress and directly affect human well-being in areas such as sanitation, food security, and maternal, newborn, and child health.