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One WASH promotes a common yet adaptable approach amongst National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to establish large-scale, long-term sustainable water and sanitation programmes and to broaden its scope to prioritise its impact in cholera elimination, nutrition, provision of water for livestock, strengthening delivery of improved hygiene and in both rural and urban settings. This new, broadened initiative reflects our approach in integrating WASH and Health in a more sustainable solution to the holistic needs of vulnerable populations.
Every case and death from cholera is preventable with the tools we have today: effective cholera prevention and control interventions are well established. However, current efforts focus more on emergency response that have a minor impact on long-term control or elimination of cholera over time.
Over the past twelve years, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and its members have significantly scaled-up delivery of our Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI), which delivers longer-term water and sanitation programmes, providing equitable, affordable and sustainable solutions to help improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable communities.
The Global Water and Sanitation Initiative - having reached over 20 million people between 2005 and 2017 - plans to reach a further 20 million people by 2025 to contribute to SDG 6 ‘water and sanitation for all`


GTFCC ending cholera summary

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