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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Uganda Programme Overview

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). The USF enables communities to improve their access to and use of sanitation and hygiene facilities, thereby contributes to the reduction of morbidity and mortality rates due to sanitation related diseases among the people in the programme area. Covering 44 districts, the USF is managed by the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health, while District Local Governments serve as implementing partners.

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: Ministry of Health
Programme duration: 2011-2020
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Sub-committee of the National Sanitation Working Group, chaired by the Ministry of Water and Environment
National Coordinator: Jane Nabunnya Mulumba, hosted by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Uganda

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2019

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People living in ODF environments [1]
5.44 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
8,750
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People with improved sanitation facilities [3]
2.17 Million
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People with handwashing facilities with water and soap/substitute
4.58 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]
5.44 Million
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Communities declared ODF [2]
8,750
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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

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

This ‘GSF in focus’ case study presents eight lessons learned from the GSF-supported Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) in coordinating, planning, and implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system.

The Uganda Sanitation Fund – Progress Report

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