World Water Week

Theme: Water for Society | #WWWeek #WWWeek_2019 #SDG6

World Water Week

Theme: Water for Society | #WWWeek #WWWeek_2019 #SDG6

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Access to clean water means life for every child. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek #SDG6

More than 700 children under 5 years die every day from diarrhea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation  safe water for old and young (source: un.org) #WWWeek #SDG6

Through Amref’s Kitui integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene project, we reached 385,000 people with access to water. Water for Society: Including All. #WWWeek #SDG6

Worldwide 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home. We need to accelerate access by not by providing water for all groups including rural people. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek #SDG6

Globally, about 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation of which 695 million live in sub-Saharan Africa (Source: Sustainable Development Goals). #WWWeek #SDG6

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely managed drinking water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, and 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities. (Source: UNICEF, WHO)

Diseases related to poor water and sanitation including diarrheal diseases, malaria, and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as intestinal helminthiasis, schistosomiasis affect many rural communities. #WWWeek #SDG6

Billions of people die each year due to unhygienic environments, their food and drinking water contaminated by faeces riddled with bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause diseases such as diarrhea, the deadliest killer of children under five in developing countries.(source: un.org) #WWWeek

Solving the sanitation problem and helping people to practice better hygiene can save many lives and reduce incidence of disease.  #WWWeek #SDG6

Lack of access to environmental sanitation and hygiene affects women and children most. (source: un.org)

Governments, private water utilities and international agencies must give priority and resources to institutional reform to contribute to better practices, good governance, safeguard basic rights and responsibilities of every citizen. (source:un.org) #WWWeek

Every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment (WHO, 2015). #WWWeek #SDG6

Every $1 invested in water and toilets returns an average of $4 in increased productivity. (WHO, 2012). #WWWeek #SDG6

Around the world over 400 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses. (Human Development Report, 2006). #WWWeek #SDG6

In sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80 per cent of households without access to water on premises. (source: un.org) #WWWeek #SDG6

For both boys and girls, water collection can take time away from their education and sometimes even prevent their attending school altogether. #WWWeek #SDG6

More than 1 in 4 health care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have no water service. (Unicef and WHO report 2019) Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek  #SDG6

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has reached 414,300 people with access to clean water over the past 5 years. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek #SDG6

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has reached over 1.3 million people with access to improved sanitation through both latrines use and improved handwashing practices over the past 5 years. #WWWeek #SDG6

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene underpins human health and must be considered as a key aspect of Universal Health Coverage; failure to do so will result in poor progress on public health targets, as well as an undue financial burden on health systems. #WWWeek

A broad, multi-sectoral approach is needed to realise the right to health. The health system has a leading role to play in ensuring policy coherence as well as leading cross-sectoral action on WASH as an inseparable part of its overall efforts to improve population health. #WWWeek

We can’t achieve UHC without focusing on quality. We can’t have quality without adequate water, sanitation and hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). #WWWeek #SDG6

Universal Health Coverage reminds us that only by achieving water, sanitation and hygiene for all can we realise the vision of health for all. #WWWeek #SDG6

In Handeni, Tanzania 70% of primary and secondary schools have no reliable water supply sources, 80% are without proper sanitation facilities and more than 90% of schools lack hand washing facilities. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek

In Handeni, Tanzania girls reported 54% days of absence managing menstrual hygiene at home due to lack of water in school and improper toilet facilities. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek

In Uganda, our Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme reached over 4 million people with access to safe and improved water facilities within 200 to 500 meters and safe sanitation facilities over the past 31 years. #WWWeek

The proportion of households spending less than 30 minutes at water source improved from 36.4% to 92.7% over the years while the proportion of the population spending between 30 minutes to one hour dropped from 36.8% to 7.2%. #WWWeek

Our Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme in Uganda works with communities to reduce diarrhoea incidences amongst children under 5 years of age from 37% to 3.1%. #WWWeek

With $1 per person, Amref provided access to sustainable safe water supply to 9,500 people in Kaladima Sub-County of Uganda using a low cost solar powered water system with a design life of 20 years. #WWWeek

In Handeni, Tanzania girls reported 54% days of absence managing menstrual hygiene at home due to lack of water in school and improper toilet facilities. Water for Society: Including All #WWWeek

“In Uganda. 874 pupils (457 girls, 417 boys) are now enjoying their studies due to the presence of water and proper toilet within the school compounds. Students used to skip class to search for water and toilet facilities during study hours”, Mr. Yassin Mkono the headmaster,Tanzania. #WWWeek

In 2018, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania, implemented a school water, sanitation and hygiene project in two schools of Kwaluguru and Kwamatuku in Handeni District. The project aimed at contributing in improved school children’s health and right to education. #WWWeek

VIDEO: A consortium of partners including WASTE, Amref and Aqua for All have devised innovative model called Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) to address this challenge sustainably. #WWWeek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bvo5bubY1U&list=PLxdxKnKA6e9g-0M0jIWVghCleoZX3xHU0

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