Leadership and action are required from multiple sectors to achieve universal access to WASH in health care facilities. Realizing this goal will also require commitments from governments at all levels, international and local organizations, researchers, donors, private sector actors and civil society across a wide range of fields. Advocacy and policy efforts will be focused primarily at the global and national levels.
Progress demands intersectoral collaboration, particularly from health and WASH actors to drive action to improve WASH in health care facilities in all settings. Advocacy efforts will be focused on health and development initiatives such as universal health coverage, antimicrobial resistance, maternal and newborn health, infection prevention and control and, outbreak preparedness and response to ensure collective leadership and action is taken by those who have the capacity and responsibility to bring about meaningful and sustainable change.