This is what we need to prioritise to prevent another pandemic

The gains made in improved water and sanitation during this pandemic must persist if we are to prevent another Image: Jeyaratnam Caniceus / Pixabay

Abishek S Narayan

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Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service levels per household in 2017 Image: UNICEF and WHO

Investing in WASH is key to prevent a future pandemic
Investing in WASH is key to prevent a future pandemic Image: Sanitation and Water for All, 2020

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