Global Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)
Global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education can reduce illness and death from disease, leading to improved health, poverty reduction, and socio-economic development. However, many countries are challenged to provide these basic needs to their populations, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases.
Find latest WASH statistics on access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene around the world.
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CDC provides expertise and interventions aimed at saving lives and reducing illness by improving global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene.
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