Neglected tropical diseases

Water, sanitation and hygiene

Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a key intervention to tackle NTDs

Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a key intervention within the global NTD roadmap, as it is critical in the prevention and the provision of care for all neglected tropical diseases.

The potential of this intervention needs to be fully tapped if WHO's NTD roadmap targets are to be met. WASH is especially needed where transmission is most closely linked to poor conditions for diseases such as the soil-transmitted helminthiases, schistosomiasis, trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.