Water for the World's Response to COVID-19

Around the world, the primary directive to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is the same: Wash your hands.

Handwashing is our first layer of defense. However, in developing countries already lacking access to water in homes, communities, healthcare facilities and schools, this simple task is not possible. In addition, measures to stop the spread of the virus are severely straining existing water and sanitation systems, and may reverse progress in increasing access.