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The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

Together with partners, the SHF is catalyzing national sanitation economies and creating investment opportunities in sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health to deliver incredibly high social returns in health, education, gender equity and job creation as well as providing financial returns to investors. As we emerge from a devastating global pandemic, we must change the way we view, and invest in, sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health. We have an opportunity to recognize the value of safe and sustainable sanitation and hygiene facilities and leverage it to build strong and sustainable sanitation economies. Alongside, we also have an obligation to invest in menstrual health and hygiene, contributing to the removal of the limitations faced by so many women and girls in managing menstruation. Our ambition is high, but the stakes are higher.

Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals

Representatives in UN-Water

Sue Coates