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Which primary entry points can the WASH sector leverage to work in closer partnership with the global health sector?

TitleWASH and health sector alignment
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsDenny, L
Secondary TitlePosition paper / IRC
Pagination6 p. ; 1 fig.
Date Published11/2022
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

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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