Despite the fundamental need of WASH for quality health service delivery, access to WASH in healthcare facilities is alarmingly poor. A 2015 WHO/UNICEF global report reveals that 38% of health care facilities have no source of water. To address these challenges, WHO, UNICEF and partners, including WaterAid, committed at a global
meeting in March 2015 to immediately address the situation with the aim to ensure that all health
care facilities in all settings have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.A global action plan with five change objectives, has been developed. In the first phase of this work, four task teams (comprised of health and WASH specialists) are working to address the change objectives and product tangible deliverables. Task teams include: Advocacy, Action and Leadership; Monitoring; Evidence and Operational Research; and Policies, Standards and Facility-based Improvements.