USAID implemented the Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project (PSDW-HPP) as part of its goal to improve basic health services for the Pakistani population. The four-year project (2006–2010) was designed to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of the Government of Pakistan's Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA) program by conducting complementary hygiene and sanitation promotion programs, community mobilization initiatives, and diverse capacity-building activities. Specifically, the objective of the project was to improve the health of vulnerable populations and to increase the use of proven interventions to prevent waterborne infectious diseases such as diarrhea.
PSDW-HPP’s geographic scope covered 50 districts and agencies with an estimated total population of 50 million. The initial phase of the project covered 31 districts and agencies with an estimated population of 30 million. This report measures the impact of the community hygiene program, the school program, and the radio campaign in the initial 31 project districts and agencies.