Sanitation and Health

Adequate sanitation, together with good hygiene and safe water, are fundamental to good health and as well as social and economic development, yet progress on sanitation has been too slow and evidence shows that health impacts from sanitation interventions can be greatly improved. 2.6 billion people in the world lack adequate sanitation, contributing to about 10% of the global disease burden, mainly diarrhoeal diseases. Considering the impact of the situation, the Sustainable Development Goal target 6.2 calls for adequate and equitable sanitation for all. The target is tracked with the indicator of “safely managed sanitation services”. To better understand the linkages between sanitation and health, IWA together with WHO is organizing an introductory webinar to highlight the guidelines on Sanitation and Health which provides guidance for international, national and local … Continue reading Sanitation and Health