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Use these materials to take action to ensure quality healthcare for all by 2030.

Healthy Start: Meet with health ministers and officials

Meet with health ministers and officials

To ensure that decision-makers are fully engaged with the need to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities, it's important to try to build constructive relationships with them. Here are some ideas about how your association or organisation can engage and influence a health minister or government official.

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Healthy Start: Organise a symposium event

Organise a symposium event

National symposiums bring together people who can improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities – health ministries, doctors, nurses and midwives, UN agencies, NGOs, academics and the media. Here are some practical tips on how you can join with others to organise your own symposium.

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Healthy Start: Meet your elected representative/politician

Meet your elected representative

Your elected representative is there to represent you and to hold the government to account. They can take your concerns to decision-makers like the health minister. So meeting politicians can be one effective way of supporting the campaign for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene. Here are some tips.

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Healthy Start: Use social media

Use social media

Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels are a great way to raise awareness of your campaigning. You can also use them to contact policy-makers to get them engaged in the issues and committed to take action. Use our guide to making change happen online.

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