This is the introductory article in a four-part PLoS Medicine series on water and sanitation. It highlights the massive disease burden associated with deficient hygiene , sanitation and water supply, which would be largely preventable. The total benefits of improved water, sanitation and hygiene are much greater than merely health benefits. The article calls for making water, sanitation and hygiene development priorities.
Too many WASH and WRM projects fail prematurely or are left unused because they are poorly planned, don’t adequately meet user needs, or are weakened by corruption and integrity issues.
IQC management is a participatory, step-by-step process to help improve Integrity, manage Quality, and ensure Compliance of small-scale WASH and WRM projects.
May 3 - 4 in Berlin