Hygiene Promotion

Every day 6,000 children die from diseases associated with inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene and unsafe water; diarrhea alone kills one child every 20 seconds. To reduce disease the transmission of the deadly bacteria that cause diarrhea, people need toilets and wash basins, as well as the knowledge to change their behavior and wash their hands at critical times. The World Bank works with other partners such as the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), to raise awareness, foster political commitment, build capacity, and assist with fund raising to leverage country programs which promote hygiene;