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OrganisationsWater Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Essity
Resource TypeReport

For centuries society has seen that good hygiene and health saves and improves lives. Research and innovation continue to advance knowledge and approaches, but the importance of basic hygiene and health practices and the need for more inclusive societies remains fundamental. This has been even more evident during the pandemic caused by a coronavirus, which causes an infectious disease (COVID-19).

This report is a collaboration between Essity and the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). It aims to bring much needed insights, evidence and solutions to the societal and political debate, in order to accelerate action on improving hygiene and health standards and practices around the world. A central part of the insights builds on a biannual global survey, conducted by Essity – the Essentials Initiative Survey.

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