WSSCC’s 2016 Annual Report is now available and describes in detail the organization’s impact on the health and livelihoods for millions of people last year.
The report also summarizes the results of the just-concluded 2012-2016 strategy period, which saw the organization and its many partners enable nearly 13 million people with improved toilets and more than 15 million to be living in Open Defecation Free environments. WSSCC’s normative work supported proactive policy changes in five countries which will ensure that the hardest to reach with sanitation and hygiene services will in fact be reached first. For example, the safety and dignity of millions of girls will improve through better Menstrual Hygiene Management led by WSSCC.
2016 was a year of delivery and transition for WSSCC, and a time to respond to new opportunities. The report shows the interconnectivity of WSSCC’s work on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.2 and other SDGs, especially those for health, education and reduction in inequalities. Direct national sanitation and hygiene delivery through the Global Sanitation Fund and policy advocacy aiming to ‘leave no one behind’ generated positive impacts for millions of people in 2016.
People and partners are central to WSSCC’s results. The report describes how WSSCC’s work to create sanitation movements that especially benefit people in vulnerable situations was driven forward by thousands of change-making partners. These include National Coordinators and individual members, on-the-ground implementers, national governments where we work, donors and others.
WSSCC thanks the governments of Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland for generously supporting its work.