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The JMP SDG baseline findings set a clear agenda on the work to be done towards the shared vision of WASH for All

The event will discuss approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices across the different stages of life

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the SDGs says the 2017 GLAAS report

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

A panel of experts discussed equal access to sanitation and hygiene in public spaces.

A new research has identified and analysed key barriers and motivators of change in sanitation and hygiene behaviour.

Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse.

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UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinkin...

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This GLAAS 2017 report is the fourth periodic report, and first thematic report, following on from earlier reports in 2010, 2012, and 2014. It presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies (ESAs) on the issues related to WASH financing and other elements of the enabling environment, including plans, targets, data availability and measures to reach vulnerable populations.

Global Action Plan – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Heal...

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In 2015, for the first time, WHO and UNICEF assessed the status of WASH in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries. With a significant proportion of facilities without any services at all, WHO, UNICEF and partners committed at a global meeting to address the situation, with the aim of achieving universal access in all facilities, in all settings, by 2030. A global action plan with five change objectives was developed in March 2015. In the first phase of this work, four task teams (comprised of health and WASH specialists) are working to address five change objectives and produce tangible deliverables.

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities – ...

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Despite the fundamental need of WASH for quality health service delivery, access to WASH in healthcare facilities is alarmingly poor. A 2015 WHO/UNICEF global report reveals that 38% of health care facilities have no source of water. To address these challenges, WHO, UNICEF and partners, including WaterAid, committed at a global meeting in March 2015 to immediately address the situation with the aim to ensure that all health care facilities in all settings have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.A global action plan with five change objectives, has been developed. In the first phase of this work, four task teams (comprised of health and WASH specialists) are working to address the change objectives and product tangible deliverables. Task teams include: Advocacy, Action and Leadership; Monitoring; Evidence and Operational Research; and Policies, Standards and Facility-based Improvements.

Sanitation Promotion – WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanita...

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The objective of this book is to help water supply and sanitation professionals and others who care about advancing sanitation to promote it effectively. It has been prepared for policy makers and strategic planners at national, district and municipal levels who are responsible for securing investments for sanitation and planning, commissioning, monitoring and evaluation sanitation programmes. What is promotion? Promotion involves all the things one must do to raise or advance a cause, raise the profile and status of the cause, further the growth and expansion of the cause, and to further its popularity. Promotion, in the public health sense of the word, also involves providing the enabling mechanisms to others so that they may take up the cause armed with effective tools. This book has been designed to try and meet this need with regard to the promotion of sanitation.