WASH, used in aid and international development programs, refers to "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene," as means of improving public health. The term has been used in particular for a water, sanitation and hygiene advocacy campaign initiated by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education are core components of effective public health programs, and reduce illness and death from disease. They also impact poverty reduction and socio-economic development.

Deficiencies in each area overlap strongly in their impact, and so to achieve a strong impact on public health, they are often addressed together.

Technologies in WASH programs[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

  • WatSan ("Water and Sanitation," used in aid and development contexts.)

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