VOICES OF SUPPORT
We are pleased to share individual interviews between the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund launch moderator, Ms Zeinab Badawi.
Ms Amina Mohammed
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
Mr Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President of Nigeria
Ms Grete Faremo
Executive Director of UNOPS
Ms Henrietta Fore
Executive Director of UNICEF
Mr Dominic O’Neill
Executive Director of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund
Mr Gilbert Houngbo
Chair of UN-Water and President of IFAD
Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab
Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization
Ms Abenmire Adi from Nigeria & Ms Petronila Musonye from Kenya
TIME TO ACT
Lack of sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health poses risks to individuals and hampers development.
Our vision is that of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target 2, to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and to end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
3.6 billion people (46%)
of the world's population still lack access to safely managed sanitation services
494 million people
of the world’s population still practice open defecation
2.3 billion people
of the world's population do not have basic handwashing facilities at home
More than 1 in 3 schools
globally lack access to basic sanitation services
1 in 3
health care facilities
globally do not have adequate facilities to clean hands
Every day, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
of women and girls menstruate, TENS OF MILLIONS without the facilities to manage their menstrual health safely
At this current trajectory, the SDG 6.2 target of safely managed sanitation will be realized well beyond 2070. There is an urgent need to globally prioritize sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health.
To reach national urban and rural sanitation targets, many countries in Africa and Asia face funding gaps of 74% and 59% respectively. In 2019, less than 15% of countries had policies, costed plans or adequate financial and human resources to address their rural or urban sanitation gaps.
To deliver at the scale required to achieve sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health while leaving no one behind, WSSCC
is transforming into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF).
Long term investments in the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund will allow us to provide predictable support to countries to
implement and accelerate costed plans and strategies for the achievement of SDG 6.2 through sustainable, country-led
The Fund aims to be capable of supporting health, education and gender outcomes through sustainable investments at scale and across eligible countries.
The role of partnership with countries, development partners, the private sector and civil society is crucial. Through these partnerships, governments and agencies can maximize their investments by leveraging additional investments and activities from households, partners and the private sector.
Given the extent of the sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health crisis, we need to act now, catalyze change, and accelerate collective and sustained commitment.
The Fund aims to fill a void in the international response to the sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health crisis and to give these important issues a mechanism to take its response to a new level.
At the core of the new architecture will be a funding model designed to be an efficient and effective mechanism that can operate at scale and deliver impact. The model is based on the following principles:
• Accountability and transparency
• Country-led; community-owned
• Serving those left behind, with a focus on women and girls
• Efficiency and value-for-money
• Adaptive and resilient