Today, two billion people around the world rely on health care facilities that do not have any safe water, soap, or toilets.
Today, the world is more than ever aware that handwashing with soap and water is the most effective way to prevent infectious disease. However, two in five health care facilities around the globe do not have any water, soap, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer at points of care.
In 2018, One Drop answered a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General to make water, sanitation, and hygiene in health care facilities a priority. And today, World Water Day, as we are going through a global health crisis, we are more committed than ever to protect populations all over the world and make sure that the aftermath brings about positive change.
At One Drop, we focus on providing access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene to the most vulnerable communities around the world. And we go beyond. Through our Social Art for Behaviour ChangeTM approach, we inspire, activate, and sustain key sanitation and hygiene behaviours.
Today is World Water Day, and we all have a role to play in ensuring that health care facilities become centres of healing, not centres of infection.