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USAID Transform WASH: Financing Practices and Options for Sanitation Products and Services: Findings from SNNPR, Ethiopia

This study explores sanitation financing experiences in Southern Nation Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) with a focus on USAID Transform Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intervention zones, identifies key financial institutions and stakeholders and suggests innovative financial approaches for sustaining innovative businesses engaged in sanitation marketing while stimulating household demand.

Activity

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.

Activity

Support for Service Delivery Integration-Services

The SSDI-Services project set out to improve the health and well-being of the population of Malawi by implementing an integrated service delivery program that sought to significantly expand and improve quality of priority Essential Health Package (EHP) services at the community and referral (health centers and hospitals) levels in order to achieve the following results: 1. Increased access and utilization of EHP services for women and children that could make a difference in their health and engage men in care. 2.

Activity

Community Health Program Component

Improving the health of the Senegalese population is a priority Development Objective (DO) of the United States Agency for International Development in Senegal (USAID/Senegal). In order to achieve this objective, USAID/Senegal continues to build upon decades of United States Government (USG) investment and partnership with the Government of Senegal (GOS) as the largest bi-lateral donor in the health sector.

Activity

Northern Uganda Health Integration to Enhance Services

NU-HITES was envisioned to serve as USAID’s key partner to support improvements for a health system able to meet the health needs of the northern Uganda population. As the north continues its transition from post-conflict to a more stable development setting, USAID was also transitioning its modes of support from humanitarian approaches that provide basic service provision to one of longer-term partnership with local structures and systems to ensure greater sustainability of social sector services.

Activity

TRANSFORM/WASH

There has been a great deal of progress in the sanitation and hygiene sector in Ethiopia during the past five years, much of it achieved through the Government’s Health Extension Program, where seven of the 16 components address WASH behaviors at the household level. However, access to improved water and sanitation facilities and practice of key hygiene behaviors remain low.