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We are keeping our focus on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health, for those left behind and least able to respond.
Since 2010, we have worked in Bangladesh with our National Coordinator, Anwar Kamal. We have collaborated with a wide range of partners, including CBOs, CSOs, government, development agencies and private sector companies on a series of WASH activities to ensure transformative and inclusive WASH policies and strategies as well as equal and sustainable sanitation services, paying particular attention to including vulnerable people, women and girls.
With a focus on sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene, we have worked in Benin since 2014, collaborating with partners through our Global Sanitation Fund and, since 2012, working with National Coordinator Félix Adégnika. Through Medical Care Development International, Executing Agency fo the GSF-supported PAPHyR programme, we aim to improve health and living conditions in rural communities.
Since 2011, we have collaborated with partners in Cambodia through the Global Sanitation Fund and through our National Coordinator, Dr Chea Samnang to imrpove sanitation services and hygiene practices in rural communities
Eritrea has an estimated population of about 3 million (36% urban, 64% rural). At the household level, 12% of the population has reached basic sanitation levels and 67% of the population still practices open defecation corresponding to 4 million people.
We have been contributing to WASH development by collaborating with partners through our Global Sanitation Fund since 2012 and our National Coordinator model since 2003.
Today, important WASH challenges remain in a country with a population of 109 million (21% urban and 79% rural) and a GDP of 84 billion. At the household level, only 7% of the population has reached basic sanitation levels and 22% of the population still practices open defecation, corresponding to 23 million people.
In Kenya for more than a decade through our National Coordinator model and since 2014, with the GSF-supported Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (KSHIP), we work to reduce the disease burden resulting from poor sanitation and hygiene, while helping to improve health outcomes. National Coordinator, Alex Manyasi plays a pivotal role in the coordination of our WASH activities.
Since 2010, we have worked in Madagascar collaborating with partners through our Global Sanitation Fund and through our National Coordinator model. Michèle Rasamison serves as our current Coordinator.
From 2010-2018, we have worked in Malawi collaborating with partners through the Global Sanitation Fund. We continue to engage in the country through our National Coordinator, Ngabaghila Chatata, who is hosted by the Water and Environmental Sanitation Network
Since 2010, we have worked in Nepal collaborating with partners through our Global Sanitation Fund and through our most recent National Coordinator, Guna Raj Shrestha.
The work has centered on support to the Government of Nepal’s achievement of 100% sanitation coverage and now focuses on operationalization of the government’s Total Sanitation Guidelines to move the country beyond ODF
Since 2012, we have collaborated with partners through the GSF-supported Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN). Elizabeth Jeiyol, National Coordinator, coordinates our strategic engagements and partnerships.
The RUSHPIN programme covers 6 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Cross River and Benue states. An additional 6 LGAs in these states are targeted through counterpart funding from the Government. Through joint implementation by state and LGA WASH bodies, as well as civil society organizations, RUSHPIN has been a catalyst for achieving sustainable sanitation for all in targeted states. Endorsed by the Ministry of Water Resources and WSSCC, the RUSHPIN Programme has become one of Nigeria’s most successful programming models for rural sanitation and hygiene. RUSHPIN’s cumulative results to date indicate that 2,426 communities have achieved 100% ODF status.
Since 2012, we have worked in Pakistan collaborating with partners through our National Coordinator Tanya Khan. We focus on strengthening of sector coordination mechanisms at both national and provincial levels and support the national sanitation and hygiene movement.
Since 2010, we have worked to collaborate with partners through our Global Sanitation Fund to improve living conditions and health of communities supporting them to end the practice of open defecation, to build and use toilets, and to improve hygiene practices. Cumulatively, more than 900 villages have been declared ODF corresponding to 500,000 people of which more than 160,000 having access to improved sanitation facilities and 670,000 with access to handwashing facilities with water or soap substitute.
Since 2012, we have collaborated with partners through the Global Sanitation Fund model and through our National Coordinator, Wilhelmina Malima, who is hosted by the Sanitation and Water Action.
Since 2013, we have worked in Togo, collaborating with partners through our GSF-supported programme, Togo SANDAL. The programme is fully aligned with SDG target 6.2, and promotes basic hygiene and sanitation for all at multiple levels while also strengthening governance and financing mechanisms of the hygiene and sanitation sub-sector.
Since 2011, we have collaborated with partners through the Global Sanitation Fund and our National Coordinator, Jane Nabunnya Mulumba. The Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) is one of the largest sanitation programmes in the country, which is based on the National Improved Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Strategy and embedded in Uganda’s decentralized system of local governance (read more).
People living in open defecation free environments
Communities declared open defecation free
Targeted administrative areas declared open defecation free
People having access to an improved sanitation facility
People with access to a handwashing facility with soap/substitute on premises.
Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of WSSCC, (on right) voices out the need for a scalable and global Fund to effectively tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis with a transformative, long-term approach.