Water for handwashing critical to prevent COVID-19 spreading

Regular handwashing with soap and running water is recommended by the World Health Organization as one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However it is difficult to put this into practice (handwashing) due to insufficient water supply in slums. Water points, when available, are sufficient in certain locations and are even harder to access when there are restrictions on Read More…

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools

Disease prevention Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene are a huge burden in developing countries. It is estimated that 88% of diarrhoeal disease is caused by unsafe water supply, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene (WHO, 2004c). Many schools serve communities that have a high prevalence of diseases related to inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene (particulRead More…