IRC is an international think-and-do-tank building strong WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) systems.
The results of the third year of our strategy to ensure access to safe water and sanitation for everyone, for good by 2030, convinced us that we are on the right track.
Read our 2019 Annual report
Learn more about our latest campaign.
The UN's target to make access to safe water and sanitation available for everyone, for good by 2030 is 'Sustainable Development Goal 6'. We need to convince district, country and global decision makers of what it'll take to achieve SDG 6.
As part of the war against COVID-19, Ghana has taken several actions. Read Vida Duti's opinion piece featuring in Devex.
Visit our COVID-19 resources page
We know what it will take to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6. It will take people changing the way they think and work. And it will take WASH systems that transform lives.
There is no other way, and there is no other time. We need to act now.
Find out all about IRC's work in our six focus countries Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India and Uganda. And read all about IRC's impact here
Register for the WASH Systems Academy
Don't forget the small ones - webinar 8 July 2020
Revisit IRC WASH Symposium 'All Systems Go!'
Check out the symposium webpage to look for relevant materials
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We rely on complex systems, but we are "systems blind"
Let's talk sanitation systems not just toilets.
Fund, build and promote WASH Systems and bring safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation services to everyone without it.
We want every person in the world to enjoy their human right to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, now and forever.
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