Discussion Paper_WASH & Health Prevention during COVID-19
Title: Discussion Paper_WASH & Health Prevention is the Best Medicine – WASH in Times of COVID-19
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is an essential component to “ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment” (Agenda 2030, preamble). The intrinsic link between health and WASH becomes evident in many facets: The combat against many Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) requires WASH in the prevention and even treatment. Controlling zoonoses assigns WASH a central role in the comprehensive “One Health” approach. And today more than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the importance of hygiene to prevent infectious disease outbreaks.
This discussion paper visualizes current opportunities and activities from the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) community and highlights synergies between SuSanA working groups and several key issues of the health sector in Times of COVID-19.
Catégorie : Assainissement durable