WHO Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Annual report 2020
This report summarizes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global work on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) during 2020. It describes WHO’s WASH response to COVID-19 and, despite the pandemic, how the Organization continued to deliver its essential WASH programming as elaborated in its 2018–2025 strategy. This includes publication and dissemination of its work monitoring access to WASH and WASH systems through the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) and the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), continued development and implementation of its norms on drinking-water and sanitation, and overall advocacy including on hand hygiene. All of WHO’s WASH work was augmented through the strength of its partnerships.