First Global Guidelines on Sanitation and Health launched by World Health organisation
According to estimation, for every US$ 1 invested in sanitation a nearly six-fold return can be expected.
The new guidelines are based on four principal recommendations. They are:
Accessible toilets, for entire communities, that safely contain excreta, through Sanitation interventions.
Local health risk assessments to protect individuals and communities from exposure to excreta.
Integration of sanitation into regular local government-led planning and service provision
The health sector should invest more and play a coordinating role in sanitation planning to protect public health.
About World Health Organisation (WHO):
♦ Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
♦ Director-General: Tedros Adhanom.