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WASH Program

What’s at stake

One of the world’s most urgent issues is lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Waterrelated improvements are crucial to meet the development goals, reduce child mortality, and improve health in a sustainable way. Each year, 842,000 people around the world die from diarrheal and other diseases associated with unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, unsafe fecal sludge management and poor hygiene practices. Good water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices are also a significant contributor to improving nutritional results, enabling quality care in clinics and hospitals, and preventing other diseases.

Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in providing adequate sanitation for their entire populations, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases Global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education can reduce illness and death from disease, leading to improved health, poverty reduction, and socioeconomic development. However, many countries are challenged to provide these basic necessities to their populations, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Wibena Institute programs such as the Maji Safi System can empower communities to improve their water by using household treatment options.


What we are doing


Our WASH program focuses on water supply and sanitation access, hygiene promotion, improved health of low-income families in the developing world by increasing access to and use of WASH products and services, (such as household water treatment, soap, and toilets), management and environmental sustainability in rural areas. Our WASH education work aims at reducing the spread of preventable waterborne diseases in Rwanda and Cross border. The result is the Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People series of WASH education materials, originally designed for countries in East Africa. WI shall work on long-term prevention and control measures to improve health, reduce poverty, and improve socio-economic development as well as responding to global emergencies and outbreaks of life-threatening illnesses. For instance, like the current Novel COVID-19 that has affected the whole world.

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