Sanitation services in health care facilities are essential to deliver high-quality care that improves the health, welfare and dignity of patients and staff and improve health outcomes. Health facilities without proper toilets and waste disposal can spread disease instead of preventing them. Sanitary management of excreta in health care is particularly important to ensure faecal pathogens do not contaminate the health care facility environment or surrounding areas. Yet, around 1 in 5 health care facilities lack a sanitation service. That means, 1.5 billion people are going to health centers no toilets at all.
Clean water and a clean environment shouldn’t be a luxury.
Sanitation and Clean Water
WSM is working on, differents ways to improve and access water quality;
Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure.
Promote good hygiene habits through education. ...
Implement rainwater harvesting systems to collect and store rainwater for drinking or recharging underground aquifer
WSM, in its water and sanitation program plans to provide safe water and sanitation available to everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live. We simply can’t end poverty without it [by Oxfam]
WSM in collaboration with OXFAM international, work to ensure an equitable access to water in both quantity and quality, which prevents disease and sustains lives and livelihoods; reducing environmental health risks by managing sanitation safely and with dignity; and, involving women and men in managing water and sanitation resources and safe hygiene practices to maximize the benefits for their communities.