Margaret Batty is the Director of Global Policy and Campaigns at WaterAid. She has over 20 years' professional experience working in an international capacity for the voluntary sector, including Age Concern, local government, central government, EU institutions and the United Nations.
It was no surprise that sanitation was among the most off-track of all the targets in the Millennium Development Goals, how do we change this in the new global goals? WaterAid's Margaret Batty shares in this guest commentary.
Up to 2.5 billion people all over the world lack a decent latrine, and 10.6 children under 5 have died because of this since 2000. Water and sanitation are the building blocks of public health and cannot be ignored anymore in the post-2015 agenda, writes Margaret Batty, global director of policy and campaigns at WaterAid.
This week, decision makers from around the globe gather in Budapest to explore solutions to challenges surrounding access to water and sanitation. In this exclusive editorial, Margaret Batty of WaterAid outlines the necessary elements to achieving global targets on these areas.