Clean water for health in Kenya. Photo Credit: Bobby Neptune Photography LLC

WASH and Health

Through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) investments, the water sector works to improve health outcomes, providing improved access to safe water supply and sanitation, while promoting improved hygiene practices and supporting approaches that can be brought to scale and sustained. These services can improve health, lower health care costs, and save time, particularly for poorer populations. The results can be immediate and long-term, providing vital economic and social benefits to millions of people.

These water sector activities focus on improved water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, and promote integration of these complementary WASH sector interventions to facilitate access to appropriate hardware and supplies; promote sanitation and hygiene behavior change; and create an improved enabling environment for sustainable improvements in water and sanitation access.

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