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Seizing the Opportunity: catalyzing quality UHC and tackling AMR through water, sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control

May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Organized by WaterAid, Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), and IntraHealth International

May 24
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM CEST
Vieux Bois Restaurant
Geneva, Switzerland


The session led and co-sponsored by WaterAid, FHWC, and IntraHealth. The theme is “Seizing the Opportunity: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control Actions to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance and Achieve Quality Universal Health Coverage.”

Join for a high-level discussion, with contributions from Ministers of Health from Malawi, Mauritania, and others, WHO senior leadership, country practitioners and frontline health workers. Achieving quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in all countries by 2030, in line with SDG 3 and human rights obligations, will be impossible without coordinated and ambitious action to achieve SDG 6 (water, sanitation, and hygiene for all). A step-change is needed in investments in safe water, sanitation and good hygiene (WASH) as well as the necessary infection prevention and control practices (IPC) in all health facilities and in communities, and in coordination between health and WASH actors. The human rights to health, water and sanitation are indivisible.

As part of this event, WaterAid will be launching their new report “Transforming health systems: the vital role of water, sanitation and hygiene”.

A light breakfast will be served.


May 24, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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