Project Profile: Ghana WASH for Health

Ghana WASH for Health.pdf

Ghana: Making Cholera Outbreaks a Thing of the Past

WASH for Health2015–2020


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 WASH for Health initiative.

WASH for Health works in coordination with local partners across the country to educate the public about the benefits of eliminating open defecation, fostering community involvement in identifying and implementing sustainable sanitation solutions, and promoting mutual accountability for maintaining sanitation-related behavior change. 

 

This project profile appears in the USAID Global Water and Development Report.