Access to sanitation facilities is a basic human right that safeguards health and human dignity. Every individual deserves to be protected from disease and other health hazards posed by the poor disposal of excreta and human waste. Without access to clean water, basic toilets, and good hygiene practices, child’s survival, growth and development are at risk. Children are the most vulnerable to fall prey to such hazards, they deserve a better environment and the highest standard of living possible, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
WASH is a global campaign intended to mobilise communities and political leaders to take action to ensure an end to the health hazards due to poor sanitation and hygiene facilities. WASH puts together water supply, sanitation, and hygiene because the impact of deficiencies in each area overlap strongly.