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Universal Health Coverage is an important goal, but what’s it got to do with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)? Our Global Campaigns Manager Ross Bailey explains why WaterAid will be celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December.
Agenda 2030 outlines a diverse, universal and incredibly ambitious programme. But how effective was the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in ensuring these issues gained the profile they deserved as part of our post-2015 advocacy? Jayde Bradley, WaterAid UK's Advocacy Coordinator, muses on the findings of a recent evaluation of this work.
When policy makers gathered recently at the UN in New York, WaterAid was there to highlight the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in achieving Agenda 2030. Advocacy Coordinator Jayde Bradley reflects on what was learned.
The Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial meeting in Ethiopia is a chance for key sector partners to share best practice, celebrate successes and regroup around the Global Goal to reach everyone with water and sanitation. Barbara Frost, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, considers the vital opportunities and issues on the table.
Handwashing with soap is a highly cost-effective public health intervention, but the questions of how to deliver successful behaviour change and how to monitor its effectiveness remain unanswered. WaterAid’s Technical Support Manager Om Prasad Gautam explores the issue.
It’s now three weeks since the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With the dust settled and the noise lowered, Ross Bailey, WaterAid’s Global Campaigns Manager, reflects on what comes next.
Global representatives will soon be deciding on the indicators that will be used to measure the progress of the new Global Goals. This Global Handwashing Day, Margaret Batty, Director of Global Policy and Campaigns at WaterAid, discusses why handwashing should be be included among the indicators for Goal 6.
WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager, Apollos Nwafor, is at the Sustainable Development Summit to witness the formal adoption of the Global Goals and champion Global Goal 6 on water and sanitation. He contemplates the challenges ahead in ensuring the goals are implemented and monitored effectively.
Five days ahead of the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Barbara Frost Chief Executive at WaterAid, explains the necessity of integrating water and sanitation into the Sustainable Development framework, and why they have so often been overlooked.
Andrés Hueso, WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation, reflects on the changes needed in the sanitation sector to reach the Sustainable Development Goals ambition of universal access by 2030.