Hygiene - UN-Water GLAAS Findings on National Policies, Plans, Targets and Finance

UN-Water, World Health Organization (WHO) (2020)

Published in: 2020
Pages: 20

Publisher:
UN-Water & WHO

Author:
UN-Water, World Health Organization (WHO)

Uploaded by:
SuSanA Admin

Partner profile:
common upload


199 Views
4 Downloads

Frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures that can be used to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus. Actions by governments to promote hygiene, including handwashing with soap and water and providing hygiene infrastructure such as public handwashing facilities, are critical at this time. These actions should be complemented by activities to ensure access to water and sanitation. To understand how these actions can be strengthened, it is useful to know what countries have already put in place regarding hygiene policies and plans, targets and finance.
Since 2008, WHO, through GLAAS, has monitored elements of national WASH systems including policies and plans,
national targets and budgets and expenditures for WASH. This highlight summarizes hygiene findings from the most recent GLAAS cycle in 2018/2019.
There is no global agreed-upon definition for hygiene, and different countries define hygiene differently. Topics
included under hygiene can range from handwashing to food hygiene to hygiene promotion or infrastructure for
hygiene. Because there is not a single definition, the data presented in this highlight may not always be comparable.
In future GLAAS cycles, WHO will work to develop a more standardized definition of hygiene.

Bibliographic information

UN-Water, World Health Organization (WHO) (2020). Hygiene - UN-Water GLAAS Findings on National Policies, Plans, Targets and Finance. UN-Water & WHO

Filter tags

English Factsheets and policy briefs Politicians and local decision makers Posters, brochures and flyers Presentations

Download

UN-Water GLAAS Findings on National Policies, Plans, Targets and Finance

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.63 MB

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 360 partners

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

30th SuSanA meeting

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - took place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It was organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

Click here to get to the Meeting Page!

SuSanA meetings

Jobs

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close