Geneva, November 17, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Reaching all with sanitation services will be key to dramatically increasing sanitation and hygiene fund investment, with the UN Deputy Secretary-General saying that new financials to drive billions of dollars into the sanitation sector today Tantra was launched.
Speaking at the launch of the new Sanitation and Sanitation Fund, Ms. Amina J Mohammed Described as safe sanitation and hygiene “the response is important to what we want to see, first, because it is about human dignity. Second, it is a health issue.”
The coronovirus epidemic has clarified the role of hygiene and hygiene in preventing the spread of the disease. But it has also highlighted the vast inequalities that exist up to hygiene, hygiene and menstrual use.
The Deputy Secretary-General emphasized that “To have basic sanitation and access to your hand washing, it is necessary to have a toilet [to enabling healthy communities] In the long term. “
Seeking Sanitation and Sanitation Fund US $ 2 billion To support countries in bringing cleanliness, hygiene and menstrual health to all in the coming five years.
“We know that money, well used, has the potential to drive positive and lasting change,” says Dominic O’Neill, Executive Director of the Sanitation and Sanitation Fund. “It is not just a struggle to improve health; It is a fight for honor and basic human rights and an end to stigma. “
The online launch event was moderated by international broadcaster Ms. Zineb badawi, And is available at SHF’s website And his Youtube channel.
The Vice President who attended the launch event was also Bait Osinbajo Of Nigeria, Who stated, “The Cleanliness and Sanitation Fund is in many ways as a spouse. One of the features that I particularly like is that it is associated with mediocre performance. “
M / s Henrietta FourThe executive director of UNICEF called sanitation and hygiene “a great equalizer for children”.
“During a shutdown, how do you cope with the fact that your house does not have a toilet? This is particularly difficult for girls and women. If there was access to cleanliness and hygiene in everyone’s homes, in their schools, in their health facilities and communities, it would have brought a big change in our world, ”she said.
“The public should be good for good hygiene. Governments need to pay attention to the fact that cleanliness is their problem, and they have ways to solve it, ”said Ms Four.
Currently, half of the world’s population does not have access to safely managed sanitation. 620 million children attend schools that do not have toilets. 1 in 3 schools also do not have basic sanitation and hygiene services, and 1 in 5 health facilities do not have sanitation services. Estimated cost of sanitation and sanitation deficiency is US $ 222 billion Lost productivity per year, increased health expenditure, and economic output.
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