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Water, sanitation and hygiene

Access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is critical for the survival, development and well-being of children
Our Water, sanitation and hygiene results to date
  • €54 million
    invested in the right to water and sanitation in 2015
  • 2,600
    water points constructed or improved last year
  • 752,997
    households supported to improve their sanitation facilities in 2015

  • 25 September 2015
    Providing girls with good water, sanitation and hygiene facilities keeps them healthy, safe and in school, blogs Plan International's Cathy Stephen.
  • 28 May 2015
    Confined indoors for 7 days, banned from using salt in food and made to miss school classes... Here, to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, girls from across the world bravely open up about the stigmas and difficulties they faced when they got their first period.
  • 21 March 2015
    Changing social norms at community level is key to achieving sustainable sanitation, blogs Plan International's Darren Saywell.
  • 19 November 2014
    A cheap, washable sanitary pad is helping girls in Uganda to get back to school this World Toilet Day, 19 November. Global press officer Jane Labous reports on how AfriPads and Plan’s Menstrual Health Management programme are changing lives.