World Vision believes that sustainable well-being is impossible without sustainable, equitable access to clean water, dignified sanitation and appropriate hygiene behaviours. World Vision, therefore, has a bold strategy for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to reach every child in all World Vision programming areas by 2030. This strategy encompasses not only sustainable clean water access, dignified sanitation, and healthy hygiene behaviours, but extends to broader water considerations including environmental impact and sustainability. WASH is also only one piece of the development puzzle. Without integration with other sectors – including education, maternal and child health, nutrition, livelihoods, and more – the impact of WASH programmes will have a limited effect.
Because World Vision is one of the world’s largest water non-governmental organisations, achieving this 2030 goal will be a significant contribution to achieving goal 6 of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): “Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Without a holistic, equitable and scalable WASH approach, we will not achieve the targets outlined in many of the proposed SDGs.
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