Water & Sanitation
water, sanitation & hygiene
“Improving life quality with a clean and safe environment!”
The consequences of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on communities and children, in particular, can be deadly. People living in rural areas, urban slums, disaster-prone areas and low-income countries are the most vulnerable and the most affected. Access to clean water, basic toilets, and good hygiene practices not only keeps families and children thriving, but also gives them a healthier start in life.
UNICEF Key Facts on WASH
Worldwide, 2.2 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water.
More than half of the global population does not have access to safe sanitation.
Three billion people do not have access to hand-washing facilities with soap.
Still, 673 million people practice open defecation.
Grace Hope Initiative (GHI) is committed to work directly with partners, governments, private sector, CSOs, healthcare facilities and local communities to improve access to basic water, sanitation and hand-washing facilities, and to establish protocols for preventing and controlling infections.