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Ensuring Sustainable WASH In Health Care Facilities Requires Engagement, Coordination With Multiple Sectors

The Hill: The world’s hidden health crisis
Bruce Wilkinson, CEO of CMMB

“…Faith-based and secular organizations do so much genuinely effective health and development work around the world, in partnership with U.S. and other government agencies. … But our collective effectiveness is being undercut every day due to this pervasive lack of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities. … Improving WASH in health care facilities requires all organizations engaged in health care to better coordinate with multiple sectors from both government and private industry, and we must include local engagement. … If the faith-based community is truly committed to preventing illness and disease, and improving health outcomes, then we need to direct greater focus to sustainable WASH in health care facilities. … It’s time for all who are so committed to life to use our powers to make sure that health facilities have the tools they need to safeguard and preserve it” (4/7).

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