Drinking water and sanitation

WHO China

The safety and accessibility of drinking water are major concerns throughout the world. Health risks may arise from water contaminated with infectious agents, toxic chemicals, or radiological hazards. Improving access to safe drinking water can result in tangible improvements to health.

China has made remarkable progress in improving and protecting drinking water quality in recent years, but problems still exist. Water in both urban and rural areas is frequently affected by chemical and household pollution, water-borne diseases and water-contaminated accidents.

WHO work in China

China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2016-2020

WHO China Office-New space for health

Contact information

World Health Organization China Representative Office
401 Dongwai Diplomatic Building,
23 Dongzhimenwai Dajie,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100600, PR China
Telephone: +86 10 6532-7189 / 90 / 91 / 92
Fax: +86 10 6532-2359
E-mail: wpchnwr@who.int