The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Ethiopia Programme Overview

The Ethiopia Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (ESHIP) is integrated into the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programme, aimed at providing universal access to essential health care services for the country’s rural population. ESHIP aims to scale up sanitation and hygiene improvement across rural communities, health facilities, public spaces and schools. In line with the Government’s decentralized health service delivery system, the programme works in 40 woredas (districts) across four regions. Implementing Partners are comprised of 44 government health offices at the regional and woreda level.

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: Ministry of Health
Programme Duration: 2012-2017
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Co-chaired by the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme and UNICEF

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

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Number of woredas verified as ODF (level 1)
8
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Kebeles verified as ODF (level 1)
684
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Kebeles verified as ODF (level 2)
133
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Communities declared ODF
TBA
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People living in ODF environments (level 1)
667,416
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People living in ODF environments (level 2)
667,416
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People with improved toilets
4,687,991
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People with handwashing facilities with soap
4,546,660

*Ethiopia’s national definition of ODF level 1 (secondary ODF) adheres to the WSSCC definition of ODF.

*ODF level 1 means: a) all latrines are in use, b) all latrines have a drop hole cover, c) all latrines have a superstructure, d) all institutions have a gender friendly latrine, e) latrines have been constructed for use of travelers and in public gathering areas, and are in use, f) no defecation is in the open.

*ODF level 2 includes all of the above, plus a) all latrines have a handwashing facility in working order with soap (or acceptable soap substitute, such as ash), b) households practice safe water handling, and c) existing water sources are protected from potential contamination by livestock and other sources, with good drainage.

* A kebele is the smallest administrative unit of Ethiopia, similar to a ward, a neighbourhood or a localized and delimited group of people.

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

toilet
Number of woredas verified as ODF (level 1)
door
Number of woredas verified as ODF (level 1)
8
hand
Kebeles verified as ODF (level 1)
684

Financial Pipeline

31 December 2016
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GSF commitments to country programmes
$5.53 million
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GSF disbursements to country programmes
$5.43 million
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In-country awards to Implementing Partners & for direct procurement
$4.04 million

ESHIP aims to scale up WASH improvement across rural communities to help achieve national...

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The Global Sanitation Fund in Ethiopia

The GSF-supported programme is known as the Ethiopia Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (E-SHIP). The programme is managed by Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, as the Executing Agency, and has recorded strong results since the start of the programme....