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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene:

“Healthy behaviours for healthy communities”

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are paramount gifts to human health and well-being. According to the WHO report, 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely managed drinking water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, and 3 billion lack basic hand-washing facilities. WASH is not only a prerequisite to health, but contributes immensely to livelihoods, school attendance and dignity and helps to create resilient communities living in healthy atmospheres. Drinking unsafe water impairs health through illnesses such as diarrhoea, and untreated excreta contaminates ground waters and surface waters used for drinking-water, irrigation, bathing and household purposes. Chemical contamination of water continues to pose a health burden, whether natural in origin such as arsenic and fluoride, or anthropogenic such as nitrate. Safe and sufficient WASH plays a key role in preventing numerous NTDs such as trachoma, soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis, including renown water and food born infections. We work at achieving universal and equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all in less resource setting through active collaboration and synergic works.