Aleem Walji is chief executive officer at the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., where he oversees a portfolio of programs related to strengthening civil society, inclusion and improved services for the poor. Previously, he was chief innovation advisor within the leadership, learning and innovation vice presidency at the World Bank Group.
In the movement for universal health coverage, the daunting goal of global access to sanitation remains a hurdle. It requires a systematic change in habits and infrastructure, especially within rural communities in developing countries. This can be difficult to achieve without local buy-in, but Aleem Walji of the Aga Khan Foundation believes partnerships could be the key.