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 people achieve improved sanitation 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 people achieve improved sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Malawi Programme Overview

WSSCC’s GSF programme in Malawi came to an end in 2018. The Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Programme (ASHPP) supported national goals to eliminate open defecation and to increase access to improved sanitation and promote safe hygiene practices. Notably, the Programme became the first WASH programme in the country’s history to declare an ODF district, and had the most number of ODF Traditional Authorities (26 TAs) at the end of 2017. In addition to helping more than 1.13 million people live in ODF environments, ASHPP strengthened the sector by revitalizing the National Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinating Unite (NSHCU), participating in the National ODF Task Force (NOTF), and supporting the local Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET).

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: Plan Malawi
Programme duration: 2010-2018
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Hosted by the National Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinating Unit and chaired by the Ministry of Health
National Coordinator: Ngabaghila Chatata, hosted by the Water and Environmental Sanitation Network

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2018

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People living in ODF environments [1]
1,13 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
4,240
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People with improved sanitation facilities [3]
0.23 Million
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People with handwashing facilities with water and soap/substitute
0.69 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 2018

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People living in ODF environments [1]
1,13 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
4,240
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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

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Resources

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