Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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The programme component of  Water, Sanitation and Health (WSH) supports countries in providing access to safe water and adequate sanitation for all in order to improve the health and well being of the populations. Specifically, the WSH provides:
  • Guidance and tools for sustainability of water supply and sanitation facilities with focus on : Operation and maintenance, community management, participatory health and hygiene education transformation, Drinking water quality surveillance.
  • Assists countries in resource mobilization for the development of the water supply and sanitation sector.
  • Acts as a Secretariat for the AFRICA 2000 Initiative for Water Supply and Sanitation.
  • Makes collection, analysis and dissemination of information on water supply and sanitation sector monitoring through development of regional and national data bases.
  • Advocates for intersectoral action and expanding partnerships across different sectors, institutions and groups through networking.
  • Support to training and research in the field of water supply and sanitation.