Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

By improving access to basic needs such as clean water, basic toilets and improving awareness on the practice of good hygiene.

Water, sanitation services and good hygiene, termed as WASH among the humanitarian community, are three closely connected preconditions for public health. Diseases related to water and sanitation are one of the major causes of undernutrition and death amongst children under five years old. Insufficient WASH conditions cause water and sanitation related diseases and almost 2 million deaths annually. It is estimated that over 800 children under age five die every day from preventable diarrhoea-related diseases caused by lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Activities

  • Access to basic WASH facilities and prevention (including additional facilities for girls).

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