Global Communities

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Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene for the Urban Poor 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. 

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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health

Despite recent sanitation successes and the introduction of promising technologies, roughly 85 percent of Ghanaians still lack access to improved sanitation. This gap in coverage has led to recurring cholera outbreaks in recent years. Ghana is now tackling its sanitation challenges with renewed vigor, and intensifying efforts to scale up sanitation improvements nationwide with the help of the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health initiative 

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Twiyubake - Integrated Strengthening for Vulnerable Populations

Known locally as the USAID/Twiyubake1 Program, the ISVP Program aims to improve the protection of at least 50,000 vulnerable populations from adverse circumstances in 12 target districts of Rwanda. This work reducesthe risk and impact of health conditions like HIV/AIDS on vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations are defined as people living with HIV/AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and members of the household caring for these two groups, very poor households (especially female- and widow-headed households), and out of school young people, especially girls.

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Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services

The USAID Partnership for Advancing Community Based Services( PACS) Activity is designed to provide technical and operational support to the Government of Liberia’s Ministries of Health (MOH), Public Works (MPW), and Gender, Child and Social Protection, as well as civil society organizations (CSOs), to deliver high quality community health and social welfare services. The specific objectives of the activity are to:

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Assisting Liberians with Education to Reduce Transmission

The ALERT program’s goal was to ensure a maximum level of community preparedness for and responsiveness to exposure to Ebola through effective outreach, education, messaging, and availability of critical health care workers, burial teams, and community-based structures to mitigate risk of greater Ebola transmission. The project accomplished this through integrated programming focused on social mobilization, case detection, case management, disease surveillance, border coordination and support for community-level water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices.

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Improved Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program

IWASH facilitates accelerated achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to water and sanitation, in February 2010. The IWASH program goal is “to make measurable improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as in the enabling environment for WASH, in target areas within the three counties of Bong, Lofa and Nimba, and selected communities in greater Monrovia” to improve health outcomes for community members.

Activity

Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene for Urban Poor – Ghana

In 2009, USAID awarded the three-year, $4.5 million Ghana WASH-UP activity to Global Communities (formerly CHF International). USAID subsequently funded two extensions of WASH-UP, which brought the period of performance to seven years (October 2009 through September 2016) and total funding to $12,168,660. WASH-UP focused on increasing equitable access to improved water supply and basic sanitation for the urban poor, improving governance for WASH, and decreasing the prevalence of water-related disease through behavior change communication (BCC) interventions.