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USAID Southern Africa Program Acknowledged in 2019 GLAAS Report

The USAID Resilient Waters Program presented alongside the Global Analysis and Assessment for Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) team at the Stockholm World Water Week 2019 conference at the end of August. GLAAS is a UN-Water initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The showcase of Resilient Waters took place at a session to launch the 2019 GLAAS Report.

Report

WASH in Health Care Facilities | Practical Steps to Achieve Universal Access to Quality Care

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General issued a Global Call to Action to elevate the importance of and prioritize action on WASH in all health care facilities. This document presents eight practical actions that UN member states can take at the national and sub-national level to improve WASH in health care facilities. It also summarizes the global response to the UN Secretary General’s Call to Action.

Strategy

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Accelerating and Sustaining Progress on Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Global Strategy 2015-2020

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are critical in the prevention and care for all of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) scheduled for intensified control or elimination by 2020. Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is one of the five key interventions within the global NTD roadmap. Yet to date, the WASH component of the strategy has received little attention and the potential to link efforts on WASH and NTDs has been largely untapped.