Healthcare professionals are at the frontline of delivering essential healthcare to society – the newborn, the sick and the old.

But they often lack the most basic means to keep our patients safe – clean water, toilets and the means to maintain hygiene.

That's why the Healthy Start campaign is bringing together health professionals from around the world because we know:

  • Clean water, toilets and good hygiene are fundamental to delivering quality healthcare for all patients.
  • Without them, millions of newborn babies and mothers are at risk from life-threatening preventable infections every year.
  • Better water and sanitation services in healthcare facilities make for a better, and safer, working environment and a healthier and happier workforce.

Take action now and join the campaign:

Sign the petition to join the movement >

Making progress: WASH in healthcare facilities

Join an expert panel at our virtual event on 5 May 2017.

You'll learn about progress in increasing access to water, toilets and good hygiene in healthcare facilities, and hear directly from other health professionals on the challenges and opportunities they are facing.

Join the event >

ICM 2017

Attending the 2017 International Confederation of Midwives Congress? We'll see you there!

Come and visit us at the exhibition space and look out for our event in the official guide.

Read more about WaterAid at ICM 2017 >

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