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UNESCO Etxea joins the international campaign Wash united for water, sanitation and hygiene in Sub-Saharan Africa

WASH United is an international awareness campaign which aims to take advantage of the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa to promote drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for everybody. The campaign wants to tackle a context in which diarrhoea and other preventable diseases caused by dirty water and inadequate sanitation kill almost 10,000 people every day, including over 4,000 children under five. This means that it kills a child every 20 seconds, more than malaria, measles and AIDS combined.

The campaign seeks to make the policy makers in Africa and the developed countries, and the general public, aware of the fact that access to drinking water and sanitation is a human right, and that the States must ensure that everybody has access to services which meet certain standards of availability, acceptability, accessibility and quality.

The campaign performs different activities, including a posters campaign with football stars promoting drinking water, the production and broadcasting of TV and radio adverts with the same football stars on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as the World toilet Cup, participation in the 2nd African Water Week and the World Toilet Summit 2009. WASH United will organise events in the target countries, which are Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Uganda, on World Water Day, 22nd March 2010.

Important football clubs and players are already members of the campaign. All of the members who freely join WASH United undertake to promote the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation, help to increase the importance of proper sanitation, promote hand washing and be an example for others. Current members of WASH United include FC Bayern Munich, the UN independent expert for water and sanitation, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Water Civil Society Network, the German NGO Bread for the World, UNICEF, the German technical cooperation and of course UNESCO Etxea.

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With the support of
Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia / Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Eusko Jaurlaritza / Gobierno Vasco