Water sanitation hygiene

Water, sanitation and hygiene to combat neglected tropical diseases

Initial lessons from project implementation

World Health Organisation

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Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/FWC/WSH/17.02


Water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for preventing and managing diseases including neglected tropical diseases which affect over 1 billion people among the poorest communities. Closer coordination of WASH and NTD programmes is needed to ensure WASH services are reaching the most vulnerable populations. Many WASH and NTD actors have started to work together on the planning and implementation of their projects and have documented their experiences and lessons learnt. This paper compiles examples from eighteen countries to summarize emerging successes and challenges.