Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene for the Urban Poor II (WASH-UP II)
Water Access Sanitation and Hygiene for the Urban Poor (WASH-UP), funded by USAID, helped to improve availability and access to water and sanitation services in three slum communities of Accra and two slum communities in the urban area of Sekondi-Takoradi. Using a community-driven approach that involved residents and a broad range of stakeholders, Global Communities implemented programs to create sustainable improvements in water and sanitation access while improving hygiene behaviors.
The aims of WASH-UP included: increasing household access to affordable and sustainable drinking water and sanitation systems; promoting innovative economic enterprises in the areas of water and sanitation; improving hygiene and sanitation behavior among the urban poor; and strengthening local governance in the areas of water supply, sanitation services and hygiene promotion.
Global Communities is now implementing the follow-on project: WASH for Health.