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TitleRaising clean hands : advancing learning, health and participation through WASH in Schools
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsUNICEF -New York, NY, US
Pagination21 p. : fig., ill., photogr., tab.
Date Published2010-01-01
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, africa, drinking water, education, hand washing, health education, hygiene, personal hygiene, toilet hygiene

Fulfilling every child’s right to water, sanitation and hygiene education remains a major challenge for policymakers, school administrators and communities in many countries. In a group of surveyed developing countries, less than half of primary schools have access to safe water and just over a third have adequate sanitation. Lack of coverage data for WASH in Schools is one barrier to securing the rights of children. Of the 60 developing countries surveyed, only 33 provided data on access to water in primary schools and 25 have data on sanitation. Great strides have been made, nonetheless, to safeguard the well-being of children in schools. Millions of schoolchildren now have access to drinking water, sanitation facilities and hygiene education. And the experience gained over the past decade can be well applied to sustaining WASH in Schools programmes that improve health, foster learning and enable children to participate as agents of change for their siblings, their parents and the community at large. [Author's abstract]

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