Healthy Start

Health professionals! Join the campaign for quality healthcare for all by 2030.

Clean water, toilets and good hygiene are fundamental to delivering good quality healthcare.

Without these basic services, millions of patients, in particular newborn babies and mothers, are at risk from life-threatening preventable infections such as sepsis, meningitis or tetanus – all strongly linked to unhygienic conditions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 38% of healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries lack access to water, 19% do not have adequate sanitation and 35% do not have soap for handwashing.

Leaders of all UN member states have promised to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all by 2030. This will be impossible without clean water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene in all healthcare facilities – that's why we're working with health professionals to call for quality healthcare for all by 2030.

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