Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)From our experience and expertise in this thematic area, the different baseline studies we have conducted indicate that most of the infections and epidemics like Ebola Virus Disease, Cholera, malaria, dysentery, etc, that strike people in communities like camps emanate from either the lack or existence of poorly maintained WASH facilities. Further, the mindset of the people themselves also contributes to the good health and well-being of the communities. Therefore, HADS comes in handy to provide WASH facilities that are tailored and suited to the cultural behavior of the people. Among others, HADS ensures that there is access to a sufficient and safe water, as well as the provision of contextually appropriate sanitation and hygiene services which are in line with the SPHERE and Donor standards, respectively.

Specifically, HADS implements the following WASH programmes:

  • Provision of safe and sufficient water by constructing boreholes, wells, in the communities for domestic use, schools, hospitals and health centers and market areas.

  • Construction and maintenance of sanitation facilities like latrines and garbage pits.

  • Promotion activities considering and reflecting the wider cultural, social and economic aspects of hygiene practices, and understanding the particular role women play in influencing the health of the household.

  • Encouraging and helping the communities set up hygiene practices like pitching up drying racks for utensils, Hand wash equipment at Latrines, School Dining areas, cesspool emptying, etc

  • Mobilization of and organise communities in development of water sources, sanitation and in promoting hygiene.

  • Monitor hygiene practices to ensure messages are understood and applied through follow up visits.

  • Fumigation and vector control in large and small communities.
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