Standards and Facility-based Improvements

Targets are important for catalyzing political will and prioritizing resource allocations. According to GLAAS data over half (52%) of countries (n=94) do not have targets for hygiene in health care facilities and over a third do not have targets for sanitation (35%) or water (44%).

The Sustainable Development goals include a target to achieve universal access to basic drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for households, schools and health care facilities, by 2030. This global target may support national target setting which may benefit from a “laddered approach” which recognizes incremental improvements.