During the week delegates from WaterAid held high-level discussions with health ministers, hosted side events with sector partners, and launched a report on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene to universal health coverage. We also live-tweeted and blogged direct from Geneva.

Our goal in Geneva was to persuade governments and donors that they cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goal ambition of ‘Health for all’ (Goal 3) without investing in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for everyone, everywhere (Goal 6).

WaterAid's highlights during the World Health Assembly were:

Dr Tedros and WaterAid
WaterAid delegates meet Dr. Tedros (centre right).
  • The adoption by WHO and members states of a WaterAid-backed resolution on cholera prevention and control;

  • Participation at three side events on 'Women's Health & WASH', 'Universal Health Coverage and WASH' and 'End Cholera'.  

Events

Women on the Rise: empowering women by making their needs count

WaterAid Cambodia's Channa Sam Ol discusses lessons from Cambodia on menstrual hygiene management and women leadership, and presents WaterAid's new report.

Universal health coverage and WASH

WaterAid Malawi's Annie Msosa joins representatives from Malawi, South Sudan, Liberia and others to discuss the role of WASH in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

#EndCholera with Global Task Force on Cholera Control

WaterAid CEO Tim Wainwright talks at the 23 May #EndCholera event about what is being done by governments and partners to tackle recent cholera outbreaks.

Making health systems better

WaterAid and its partners have influenced and supported government-led action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities globally. Learn about the approaches we have taken to strengthen health systems.

Christine, Nurse Obstetrician, helps Awa take care of her new born baby girl at a Health Centre in Region of Segou, Mali. WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo