Benefits of improved water and sanitation

The economic benefits of WASH are immense as investment of Rs 1 in sanitation will give back return of Rs.9 (Equity in Health Report, Ministry of Health and Population, 2006).

10,500 children die unwanted deaths each year due to water and sanitation related diseases in Nepal which can be presented by providing access to sanitation, drinking water and hygiene (Source: Water Aid in Nepal, 2009).

11 percent more girls attend school when a gender friendly sanitation service is available (Source: UK DFID study).

Hygiene education and promotion of hand washing with soap is simple and cost effective means of preventing diarrhoea by 45 percent (Source: Fatal Neglect Report, WaterAid, 2009).

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