Improving handwashing with soap practices can save children’s lives by reducing preventable diseases like diarrhea & acute respiratory infections. This year, on Global Handwashing Day, October 15, we invite you to spend some time browsing through WSP’s handwashing resources. Join the conversation on Twitter via @WorldBankWater with #GlobalHandwashingDay & #IWashMyHands. Let us know what you think.

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Looking for sanitation facts, figures, and resources? A new online resource offers infographics, blogs, feature stories, and press releases on sanitation.

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Access to clean water is essential to ending extreme poverty by 2030. So watch how this Bangladesh community celebrates the construction of new wells with flowers and music.

Eddy Perez, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, on why addressing inequalities and ensuring that the poorest 40% reach universal access by 2030 means we must collaborate and more effectively generate and share global knowledge on what is working to provide sanitation service delivery to the poorest.

Read Eddy's previous blog here.

Across the developing world, millions of people rely on the private sector for their daily water and sanitation needs. This online conversation, held from September 22 through October 10, looked at the role of public-private partnerships in increasing access to affordable, reliable clean water and safe sanitation through small-scale providers.

Featured Initiatives

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation
Supporting governments and private sector to implement sanitation programs at scale.
Economics of Sanitation (ESI)
Study estimates billions of dollars in losses from poor sanitation.
Domestic Private Sector Participation
Assisting domestic private sector participants to help increase access to water and sanitation services, especially for the poor.

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