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Development Community Must Work Together To Improve Sanitation, Water

Huffington Post: Sanitation and Water for All — Because We Must
Sanjay Wijesekera, chief of water, sanitation and hygiene and associate director of programs at UNICEF

“In just under two weeks around 50 countries from the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership will meet at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., to make tangible, measurable pledges to deal with the problem of global access to two of the most basic necessities of life: safe drinking water and adequate toilets. … The SWA commitments — and the commitment to hold ourselves accountable to them — will be one of many steps the world needs to take to get sanitation and water to where they are sorely needed. We need to take these steps together — communities, countries, donors, recipients, and ordinary people — because when we leave one person behind, all of us have failed” (4/1).

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