Monday, 17 September 2012

WaterAid lead WASH sessions at NTD NGDO Network meeting

Over the past year, WaterAid has increasingly engaged in initiatives for the control and prevention of NTDs. Among other activities, WaterAid has joined the UKCNTD, attended the meeting of the Global Alliance for Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 in Washington DC, and is part of a consortium led by Sightsavers and ITI for trachoma mapping.

In early September, WaterAid Australia joined the meeting of the NTD NGDO Network in Sydney , during which it lead a plenary session on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and NTDs. The session included presentations on the links between WASH and NTDs, an overview of the role of WASH in NTD control strategies, and examples of co-implementation of WASH and NTD programmes, as well as key supply and demand approaches for sanitation and hygiene. The session provided an opportunity to discuss the necessary steps to deepen and scale up collaboration between WASH and NTD actors for successful and sustainable elimination of WASH-related NTDs.