Superbugs flourish as a quarter of health facilities lack basic water services worldwide

Superbugs flourish as a quarter of health facilities lack basic water services worldwide

Superbugs flourish as a quarter of health facilities lack basic water services worldwide.

A patient lies on a bed in a hospital ward 

A patient lies on a bed in a hospital ward  CREDIT: TOM GREENWOOD/WATERAID

One in four healthcare facilities around the world lack even basic access to water services, exacerbating the spread of drug resistant superbugs, a major report has warned.

In the first comprehensive review of access to water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in healthcare centres, Unicef and the World Health Organization found that roughly two billion people use health facilities lacking basic water services globally – while almost 900 million people use centres with no water services at all.

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