Madagascar | RANO WASH

Children at the Public Primary School of Wash Niarovana Caroline, Atsinanana Region, Madagascar wash their hands during recess using newly provided water infrastructure. Photo credit: Razaka Rafenomanana, USAID/RANO-WASH

Activity Description

Rural Access to New Opportunities for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) was a five-year, $30 million project to improve WASH services in rural Madagascar between 2018-2023. RANO WASH was implemented by a CARE-led consortium that included Catholic Relief Services, WaterAid, BushProof and Sandandrano. It improved the health of people in 250 communes in the regions of Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsinanana, Alaotra Mangoro, Amoron’i Mania, Haute Matsiatra, and Vakinankaratra.

Final Results

RANO WASH worked to increase access to clean water for vulnerable populations, including girls, women and people with disabilities. In total, over 600,000 people benefited from the project. This includes:

  • 300,000 people who gained access to clean drinking water through 140 water supply systems. These systems are now managed by local businesses with training from the project. 
  • A further 375,000 people have better sanitation options thanks to improvements and rehabilitation work to existing toilets and cleaning stations. 
  • Furthermore, 190 public facilities, including health centers and schools received improved sanitation facilities.

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2018 - 2023
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