|Review of the status of equity in WASH programming in India
|Year of Publication
|Mudgerikar, A, Cronin, A
|6 p.; 1 fig.; 1 tab.
|access to sanitation, access to water, child health, child hygiene, india, mortality, service delivery
Equitable access to and use of safe water and sanitation-hygiene (WASH) facilities are essential requirements of human life and critical needs for reduction of child mortality and illnesses. The status of safe water supply and sanitation-hygiene practices in India has remained poor till the end of the penultimate decade of the MDG deadline of 2015, despite a major commitment of the Government and other partners to address the existing gaps. The challenge is not only to meet the MDGs but also to ensure that this is achieved in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Therefore, this paper draws attention to the disparities that exist in WASH in India, and proposes a strategy that relies on evidence based policy advocacy and positive practices based on experiences that are being tried out in India.[authors abstract ]
|With 5 references