Taken from UNICEF
This past week, UNICEF released the WASH in Health Care Facilities Global Baseline Report for 2019. The report detailed the importance of implementing WASH facilities within healthcare facilities. Currently, 1 in 8 health care facilities worldwide have no water service and 1 in 5 have no sanitation service. UNICEF highlights the importance of increasing the relevance of these facilities in order to prevent diseases and infections from occurring
The report details the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). By 2030, UNICEF aims to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. Additionally, they aim to increase access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable Situations. The primary focus of SDG is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
In order to aid in eliminating the scarcity of clean water around the world. We need to find smart technologies that combine water filtration for drinking water or water waste treatment with water conservation for both drinking, sanitation and purposes like personal hygiene.