Water, sanitation and hygiene are crucial building blocks in strong public health systems. Strong and effective water and sanitation systems, and appropriate hygiene behaviours, are our first line in the fight against infectious diseases. Doubly so where there is no vaccine or treatment. Therefore, a health response is a WASH response.
Read the full statement by Patrick Moriarty, in his role as chair of the steering committee of the Sanitation and Water for all partnership.