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Fund about to launch to improve global sanitation

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
The fund will bring drive transformation by raising and investing the necessary funding, while financing programmes that produce large-scale, measurable results. PHOTO: ImageCollab

More than four billion people globally do not have access to safely managed sanitation services, three billion individuals lack access to basic handwashing facilities and nearly 10% of the world's population practice open defecation currently. On 17 November, the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund will be launched during an online event and over the coming five years will be seeking US$2 billion to provide a 21st-century solution to the decades-old crisis on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health.


Hiroyuki Saito, head of corporate communications and advocacy at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, says the fund will bring about change and drive transformation by raising and investing the necessary funding, while financing programmes that produce large-scale, measurable results. He says the team at the fund will deliver a fundamental social and human right to millions who have been robbed of their dignity.


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