Drinking water services refers to the accessibility, availability and quality of the main source used by households for drinking, cooking, personal hygiene and other domestic uses
Sanitation services refer to the management of excreta from the facilities used by individuals, through emptying and transport of excreta for treatment and eventual discharge or reuse.
Hygiene refers to the conditions and practices that help maintain health and prevent spread of disease including handwashing, menstrual hygiene management and food hygiene
Tracking inequalities in access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is essential for achieving universal access and ensuring progressive realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation.
The JMP is expanding its global databases to include WASH in schools and will publish harmonised national, regional and global estimates in early 2018.
Harmonised baseline estimates for WASH in health care facilities will be published in 2018, including water, sanitation, hand hygiene and health care waste management.
The JMP uses a standard classification and estimation method to compare progress across countries