Water, sanitation and hygiene to combat neglected tropical diseases
Initial lessons from project implementation
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.