MSH Attends World Water Forum
On March 16 MSH joined 18,000 water, environmental and sanitation leaders from 173 countries, with over a hundred country water ministers, at the sixth World Water Forum, in Marseilles, France, in anticipation of World Water Day, which is celebrated today, March 22.
CSR Wire reports that MSH was a key participant at an Africa-centric session on ReachScale, a cross-sector effort on village health clinic access and water and sanitation.
Joining the team to create the health connection is Management Sciences for Health (MSH) whose health system experts already work in Uganda and many other countries to support local health systems.
MSH, BPN and ILF will link health and water committees more closely to seek direct impacts on both villagers and community health workers. The need was highlighted when MSH identified over 400 clinics in the 25 districts they serve that lack access to clean water. Coordinating between clinics and villages the needs of both can be better met and cost per water point can be lowered by as much as 30 to 40 percent.