Students in El Sembrador Methodist school demonstrate handwashing techniques. (Photo: FIEA – Ecuador)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and hygiene facilities remains out of reach for billions of people worldwide.

Global Ministries believes that access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services is a basic human right and is committed to improving health and wellbeing in underserved and marginalized communities. In collaboration with both Methodist and ecumenical partners, Global Ministries increases access to clean and safe water; revitalizes sanitation facilities and shares knowledge on sanitation and waste management; and helps to reduce infection from preventable, water-borne diseases by enhancing the quality of care in health facilities.

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World Water Day focus: Methodist WASH projects in Bolivia and Ecuador

A Global Health partnership with Engineers in Action supplies rural Indigenous Methodist churches in Bolivia with restrooms and handwashing stations. In Ecuador, a new water source for nine communities nears completion

Can a water tower be a thing of beauty?

To commemorate World Water Day, Global Ministries celebrates with United Methodists in Côte d’Ivoire, who built four water towers with pump and wash stations, bringing clean potable water to rural areas.

Building water resources in Ecuador and Bolivia

Global Health partners with Engineers in Action to bring clean water and sanitation facilities to schools, churches and whole communities.