Sanitation and wastewater
Safely managed sanitation and safe wastewater treatment and reuse are fundamental to protect public health. WHO is leading efforts to monitor the global burden of sanitation related disease and access to safely managed sanitation and safely treated wastewater under the Sustainable Development agenda. WHO also monitors factors that enable or hinder progress towards these targets.
WHO support implementation by promoting risk assessment and management in normative guidelines and tools and collaborates with partners in other health initiatives such as; neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance to maximise health benefits of sanitation interventions.