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Church supports efforts for better water, sanitation and hygiene

water acquaThe Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development issues a press release describing the latest developments of its "WASH" project (access to drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in health care facilities run by the Catholic Church.

By Vatican News staff writer

Assuring access to clean water for Catholic health facilities so they can provide care with essential hygiene is a key goal of the Dicastery’s WASH project, first launched last year in coordination with religious congregations, bishops, Caritas Internationalis and Global Water 2020. These efforts have taken on added urgency given the Covid-19 pandemic and additional strain on healthcare facilities in providing emergency and regular services. Clean water access is essential to halting the spread of Covid and other diseases.

The press release provides updates on the work of project partners and their commitment to ensure access to clean water and provide awareness of the importance of safeguarding this essential life-giving element increasingly under threat due to droughts, pollution and waste. The statement reiterates how the Catholic Church has been a committed pioneer of healthcare around the world, irrespective of religion or nationality.

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