Sanitation and hygiene for all: 'make a splash!' partnership progress report 2022-2023
An estimated 3.6 billion people – almost half the global population – live without access to safely managed sanitation. These figures come with a devastating human cost: each day, around 1000 children under 5 years of age die from diarrheal diseases attributed directly or indirectly to unsafe water, sanitation and hand hygiene. UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, working in over 190 countries together with partners. Understanding the profound impact of poor sanitation and hygiene services on the health and well-being of children, UNICEF launched in 2022 the Game Plan to Reach Safely Managed Sanitation. In collaboration with partners, UNICEF will directly and indirectly support 1 billion people worldwide in gaining access to safely managed sanitation through the plan. LIXIL’s purpose is to make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. LIXIL develops products and services that make a positive impact on people’s lives, society and the environment in a rapidly changing world. LIXIL has set the target of improving sanitation and the quality of life for 100 million people by 2025. It innovates viable products, solutions and business models such as SATO, a social business providing water taps and affordable toilet solutions, to elevate standards of living through improved sanitation and hygiene.