The consumption of water and the generation of human waste are such commonplace aspects of human life that planning for the appropriate use or removal of them is often overlooked. The evidence is abundant that failure to ensure an adequate supply of safe water or to arrange for safe disposal of excreta is a major contributing factor to disease transmission, ill health, misery and death.

Download: Water and sanitation policy

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National Societies
IFRC
Countries
Global
Themes
Health, Water
Document type
Policy document
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PDF