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 seeks 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 of Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray. Implementing Partners are comprised of 44 government health offices at the regional and woreda levels.

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: Ministry of Health
Programme Duration: 2012-2020
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Designated committee Chaired by UNICEF
National Coordinator: Michael Negash Beyene, hosted by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2019

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People living in ODF environments [1]
5.21 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
946
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People with improved sanitation facilities [3]
2.29 Million
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People with handwashing facilities with water and soap/substitute
5.24 Million

[1] Number of people living in targeted administrative areas where ODF status has been verified using national systems.

[2] Number of communities that achieved ODF status following national criteria.

[3] Number of people with access to an improved sanitation facility (JMP: limited, basic and safely managed sanitation service levels).

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2019

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People living in ODF environments [1]
5.21 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
946
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Financial Pipeline

31 December 2017
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GSF commitments to country programmes
$123.18 Million
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GSF disbursements to country programmes
$104.76 Million

By Mesfin Gebreyes and Machrine Birungi ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Sanitation and hygiene experts...

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....