Countries

Eritrea

WSSCC is currently a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership organization that works with poor people, organizations, governments and local entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. Our vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere can practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. We contribute by enabling all people and especially women, girls and those living in vulnerable situations to practice the right to sanitation and hygiene across the course of their lives with dignity and safety.


 

We work in 16 focus countries through designated Executing Agencies and National Coordinators that implement grant funding. WSSCC’s flagship initiative, the Global Sanitation Fund was established a decade ago, and by the end of 2019 has enabled 28 million people to live in open defecation free environments across 13 countries. WSSCC and the GSF have also, at the international level, and by supporting human rights initiatives, actively encouraged country to country learning, and by participating in technical knowledge building, continuously advocated for improved and equitable sanitation and hygiene standards. Learn more about our engagement by selecting a country below.

Bangladesh

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.

Benin

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. 

Cambodia

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

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.

Ethiopia

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.

 

India

We support the Government of India’s (GoI) Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, through our India Support Unit (ISU).

Kenya

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.

Madagascar

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.

Malawi

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

Mozambique

Mozambique has a population of 30 million (36% urban and 64% rural) with a GDP of 14 billion.

Nepal

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

 

Niger

In Niger,  gender disparities in WASH are strong, and WASH programming does not always account for gender. For this reason, Niger was one of the pilot countries under the Joint Programme on Gender Hygiene and Sanitation

Nigeria

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.

 

Pakistan

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.

Senegal

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.

Tanzania

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.

Togo

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.

 

Uganda

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).

Zimbabwe

We have worked in Zimbabwe since 2019 with our National Coordinator Lovemore Mujuru to support the strengthening of Zimbabwe’s WASH policy and strategy framework. 
Zimbabwe has a population of 14 million (32% urban and 68% rural) with a GDP of 31 billion.