Water & Sanitation Hygiene
Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH)
The western and central Africa is the only region with an increasing number of people who practice open defecation – one of the most unsanitary hygiene practices where people use the bush, stream, local river, or outside area as a toilet. Progress toward increasing access to improved sanitation has been very limited in the region.
Sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene in health centers and schools also remains a challenge. In the region, less than 50 percent of schools have access to water and less than 40 percent have access to adequate sanitation. Water, sanitation, and hygiene services in healthcare facilities are also limited.
In communities across the region, more than a third of all people still do not have access to safe water, and millions drink untreated and potentially contaminated water that can give rise to diarrhea, a major child killer, typhoid, cholera, and malaria to mention a few.
Our health and well-being are products of not only the health care we receive and the choices we make, but also the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Humanity and Health Foundation (HHF) is tasked with addressing the sanitation and hygiene needs of the communities based on these goals.
Our strategy is based on this roadmap
- Assess the Needs & Resources of our target audience
- Focus on what’s important to our target audience
- Choose effective policies and programs to address the needs of our target audience
- Act on what’s important; and
- Evaluate all our actions
HHF brings this principle to bear in all its location and ensure that we work together with local stakeholders, engage the community, communicate and sustain any improvement results. We welcome potential partners to network with us.
WASH Project Plans
Safe drinking water is the foundation of health and development. HHF works will local stakeholders to provide access to water and manage water sources in the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
Investing in latrines and ending open defecation is more than just about health. It is also about providing people with dignity and safety. Through health education and sanitary initiatives, HHF partners with governments and other stakeholders to put a stop to open defecation. This is done by changing social behavior and building basic and well-managed sanitation systems in poor communities.
Public Health Emergencies
People in crisis need access to WASH services to prevent loss of life to disease outbreaks. HHF partners with global and local agencies to provide a coordinated response to water, sanitation, and hygiene in humanitarian settings.
Ongoing “WASH” Projects Location
- Ila Orangun, Oshun State, Nigeria
- Soul Clinic Community, Paynesville City, Montserrado County, Liberia
- Karu Local Government, Nassarawa State, Nigeria
- Ondo State, Nigeria
- Gummudipoond, TamilNadu, Tiruvellore District, Chennai, India