Clean drinking water is essential to human life and other life forms. Access to safe drinking water has improved steadily and substantially over the last decades in almost every part of the world. There is a clear correlation between access to safe water and GDP per capita. However, some observers have estimated that by 2025 more than half of the world population will be facing water-based vulnerability.
Keeping the importance of drinking water HDS has developed its capacity to intervene for improved access and safe water for poor and vulnerable communities of Pakistan.
The Safe sanitation is vital for people’s health, economic well-being, dignity, and local environment. Pakistan is off-track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets in sanitation. There are several reasons for this, notably: reticence to talk about the subject itself; lack initiative of political leadership on the subject; inconsistent ways of tackling the problem; and inadequate finance. Through its work on various sanitation-related themes, HDS helps foster knowledge and understanding on ideas and methods which help to improve sanitation coverage. This is important because access to safe sanitation improves health, generates economic development, promotes social development, helps the environment, and is universally achievable.
Reducing diarrheal diseases and thereby improving health is a main objective for many water and sanitation programs. Hygiene is often referred to as the behaviors and measures which are used to break the chain of infection transmission at home and in the community.