Fact Sheet: Safe-WASH II Nepal


USAID’s Safe Practices on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene II (Safe-WASH II) project worked to improve sanitation, promote hygiene behavior, and increases access to safe drinking water in rural communities.

The five-year (2014-2019) project operated in Nepal’s far-western region, where limited access to water and sanitation facilities contributes to decreased socioeconomic development. In 2009, a cholera epidemic in the far- and mid-western regions claimed over 300 lives, spurring an increased focus on WASH in these areas. USAID’s SAFE-WASH II project was designed to prevent such outbreaks and not only increase accessibility to water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, but to also ensure it reaches the most vulnerable communities.




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