Safe water, a clean living environment and a clean body are essential for good human health. By focusing on health in our research, programme and advocacy work, our efforts to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene are better placed to transform the lives of those we reach.
The value of WASH >
At the UN General Assembly in September 2015, member states decided on a set of new 'Sustainable Development Goals' or 'Global Goals' for the world to work towards to end extreme poverty by 2030. The new Global Goals include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation to tackle the crisis head on.
Our approach >
Improvements to water supply and sanitation services should deliver permanent benefits to their users. Unless we give serious attention to the issue of service sustainability and permanent behaviour change, we will not achieve universal and lasting access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.
Delivering lasting change >