In 2009 WSSCC worked with the international NGO Tearfund and UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to examine how sector professionals advocate for sanitation and hygiene to health professionals – and how to improve that advocacy.
A number of leading sanitation and hygiene specialists provided input as well as professionals from the health sector and WSSCC National Coordinators. The outcomes are summarized in an ODI Background Note , which examines how health practitioners perceive sanitation and hygiene issues, how sanitation and hygiene professions can strengthen the case for improved services, and what the capacity and research needs are vis-à-vis training health staff in preventive sanitation- and hygiene-based interventions.
 Newborne, P. (2010). Making the case for sanitation and hygiene: opening doors in health. (Background note / ODI). London, UK, Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 6 p. : 4 boxes, 1 tab. 9 ref.
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Sanitation and Water – Why we need a global framework for action ( PDF, 174Kb). WaterAid; Tearfund. 2008.
“This report highlights the weak global response: aid for water and sanitation is declining as a proportion of overall aid and is extremely poorly targeted plus there is a total lack of coordination and accountability at the highest level.” Mari Williams, Senior Policy Adviser for Water and Sanitation, Tearfund.
The population of sub-Saharan Africa will not have access to adequate sanitation until the 22nd century unless international efforts are dramatically stepped up, charities have warned.
They also claim that such little progress has been made on poverty targets that the population will also lack adequate access to safe water until 2035.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Tearfund and WaterAid made the claims in a report entitled Sanitation and Water – Why We Need a Global Framework for Action. (…)
The NGO report claims a majority of international aid goes to middle income countries such as China, Jordan, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia, while less than a quarter goes to the least developed countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa. (…)
Read all Telegraph.co.uk and WaterAid, 11 Sep 2008