How Health Professionals Can Leverage Health Gains from Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices

Emerging evidence suggests that widespread failure in coordination and collaboration
between the health and WaSH sectors contributes to the substantive disease burden
associated with inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). This results in missed
opportunities at every level starting with access to water and sanitation and adequate
hygiene practices in primary health facilities. This paper describes the application of an
established health system functions framework to the WaSH sector and summarizes
examples of successful health system action including the roles played by diverse health
professionals.

How Health Professionals Can Leverage Health Gains from Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices. J. Bartram, J. Platt. 2010. Perspectives in Public Health 130:5, pp. 215–221. doi.org/10.1177/1757913910379193