How can the status of water, sanitation and hygiene be improved globally?

Posted by Priyanka Sharma on 06 Mar, 2020

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Global Awareness about Water & Sanitation as a Basic Human Right is IMPERATIVE!

Posted by Priyanka Sharma on 06 Mar, 2020

The very first and foremost step that authorities, NGOs, leaders and people need to take is spreading the awareness that - HAVING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER, SANITATION AND GENERAL HYGIENE IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.

Other initiatives must follow as well. WASH (Short for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) being a basic human right should be ensured to all global citizens.

• Development of water safety plans.
• Improve the status of WASH in health-care facilities.
• Supporting household water treatment and safe storage initiatives to improve the quality of drinking-water and reduce the transmission of waterborne diseases.
• Promoting safely-managed rainwater harvesting in the communities, schools and healthcare facilities.
• Supporting various WASH programs in institutions like schools, colleges etc.
• Assisting in WASH monitoring activities.
• Helping national or international organizations, NGOs and administrative bodies in spreading awareness and carrying out awareness programs.
• Supporting Member States in developing plans to increase the resilience of WASH and reduce the vulnerability of populations in facing climate change.
• Providing WASH-related support during disasters.