Running water, working toilets and safe hygiene practices
3ie Brief No. 10, August 2009
The world is falling behind its targets to improve people’s access to sanitation, with major health costs. There is strong evidence that both sanitation and hygiene interventions are highly effective in reducing risks of diarrhoea, however public health promotion appears more cost-effective. More evidence on cost-effectiveness is needed to convince governments to invest more in sanitation.