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Commitment from all levels (governments, international organizations, private sector and donors, civil society, health care sector) is required if the targets set for WASH in health care facilities are to be realised.

TARGETS FOR WASH IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Basic services (as defined here)

  • By 2022, 60% of all health care facilities globally and in each SDG region have at least basic WASH services;
  • By 2025, 80% have basic WASH services;
  • And by 2030, 100% have basic WASH services.

Higher service levels

  • By 2022, higher levels of service are defined and monitored in countries where universal basic WASH services have been achieved already;
  • By 2030, higher levels of WASH services are achieved universally in 80% of those countries.

WHO and UNICEF will pursue a number of ways in which to secure and track commitments related to achieving the targets. The data analyzed by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme will serve to track progress on achieving basic WASH services and the UN Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water will provide data on national policies, targets and funding. Other tracking mechanisms will include regular reporting on implementation of the (draft) World Health Assembly Resolution on WASH in health care facilities and individual country and partner updates.

Global and regional events will also play a role in securing commitments from different entities.

More information will follow soon.