People Are Dying
Contaminated water and poor sanitation have strong links to the transmission of life-threatening illnesses like cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid. These waterborne diseases that kill 3.4 million people every year.
43% of those deaths are children under five years old.
Education Is Compromised
Children are often pulled out of school because they are sick with a waterborne disease that can cause illnesses like diarrhea. Missing school because there is no clean water or proper sanitation available means that students are missing out on education that expands their perspectives and gives them tools to succeed in life.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Program
Increasing access to improved and sustainable water supply and sanitation services is critical to developing human capital to unleash the growth potential of rural areas. World.HOPE.Spreaders entend to builds a wide range of programs to increase access to borehole(Well) and piped water supply and reduce open defecation, with a specific focus on building capacity, and employing community-based participatory approaches.
1. Water borehole construction
Safe drinking water is the foundation of health and development. We supports countries to increase access to water and manage water sources in the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Constructing a new borehole is not just about creating a new water source for a community – education is woven into each aspect. From training the Water User Committee, the group responsible for keeping the well functioning, to conducting educational sessions on keeping water safe from source to mouth,WHS provides education to the entire community about the importance of safe drinking water and how to prevent diarrheal disease.
2. School Sensitization
Focusing on providing education and access to handwashing facilities to students in primary and secondary schools helps to create lifelong habits that will be shared with their families and keep children healthy for generations and we work with the teachers to construct handwashing facilities
3. Sanitation Campaigns
Campaigns are a compilation of several activities conducted over a short period of time, which target specific groups within a communities. From house-to-house visits evaluating existing sanitation facilities, to group education sessions, and large compagnes on air and othercommunications ways, WHS staff work closely with the sub-county Health Assistant to reach as many people as possible with information.
4. Latrines Construction
Investing in latrines and ending open defecation is more than just about health. It is also about providing people with dignity and safety. WHS partners with governments and others in community-led initiatives to put a stop to open defecation. This is done by changing social behaviour and building basic and well-managed sanitation systems in poor communities.