Which primary entry points can the WASH sector leverage to work in closer partnership with the global health sector?
|Title||WASH and health sector alignment|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Secondary Title||Position paper / IRC|
|Pagination||6 p. ; 1 fig.|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
Despite the inherent connectedness of WASH and human health, a divide has grown between the two sectors in recent years. Though many experts from both sides agree they share common goals, in practice, WASH and health activities operate largely independent of one another, with separate strategies, policies, budgets, and programmes. The two sectors often draw upon a different set of expertise: WASH is a public works solution for a public health problem.
However, it is generally agreed that this false divide does not serve the greater good, and close alignment would be beneficial in achieving common goals. This paper seeks to identify primary entry points that the WASH sector can leverage to work in closer partnership with the global health sector.
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