The Asian Development Bank advocates that sanitation be an urgent priority for governments in Asia. It promotes the need for better and affordable facilities for individuals, disease prevention and healthy environments for communities, and financial viability of sanitation services for provider governments and utilities.
ADB also invites other agencies—public and private—to help governments, utilities, and communities make sanitation a priority and accelerate actions that will achieve better sanitation results.
In response to ADB’s call, the Philippine Government is moving its sanitation agenda forward with this 2nd National Sanitation Summit: Better Water Quality and Safety through Improved Sanitation. The Summit, organized by Philippines’ Department of Health and supported by ADB, that focused on the links between sanitation and water quality and safety, especially in light of recent outbreaks of water-related diseases.