Sanitation for Health, Wealth and Development

Sanitation for Health, Wealth and Development

Today, 4.5 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 892 million people still practise open defecation. The impact of exposure to human faeces on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world. On World Toilet Day 2019, DEVCO in partnership with the UN-hosted WSSCC will present the current sanitation and hygiene situation around the world

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Claudio Bacigalupi

Head of Water Sector DEVCO C2 - Environment, Natural Resources, Water




Carolien Van der Voorden

Head of Technical Support Unit - Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)


Jan Paehler

Head of Health sector DEVCO B4 - Culture, Education, Health


Ingrid Egeland Thorsnes

Desk Officer on Human Rights – European External Action Service