EUROPEAN HEALTH INFORMATION GATEWAY
  • Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 4
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 2Overviews: 37
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 4Analysis: 5
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Monitoring: 1Policy support: 1
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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 13Visualizations: 49

About the theme

Achieving universal and equitable access to sufficient amounts of safely managed drinking-water and sanitation remains a priority in the WHO European Region. Every day, 14 people die of diarrhoeal disease due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Water-related disease outbreaks are a common occurrence in the Region, bearing significant economic costs. Evidence-based guidance and tools explain how to tackle the prevailing challenges and how to close the gap in attaining equitable access to safely managed drinking-water and sanitation services.

Featured indicator

  • % population with homes connected to water supply system (Line chart)
  • % population with homes connected to water supply system, urban (Line chart)
  • % population with homes connected to water supply system, rural (Line chart)
  • Percentage of population with improved sanitation facilities (Map)
  • Percentage of population with improved sanitation facilities (%), rural (Map)
  • Percentage of population with improved sanitation facilities (%), urban (Map)