Global Waters Radio: Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar

For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and has also been closely involved with Madagascar’s successful community-led total sanitation (CLTS) campaign, which continues to take root across rural districts and has become an internationally recognized success.

WASHPaLS’ Webinar Presents Key Findings from CLTS Research

In what has been termed a revolution of sorts, community-led total sanitation (CLTS) introduced a new approach to eliminating open defecation when it was pioneered by Kamal Kar 17 years ago. Since its introduction, approximately 60 countries have adopted CLTS, a technique which triggers communal disgust to change defecation behaviors and expand sanitation coverage in mostly rural communities. A good number of governments have even embraced CLTS as their national policy.

Western Highlands Program of Integrated Actions for Food Security and Nutrition/Programa de Acciones Integrales de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de Occidente

The project’s overall goal is to reduce food and nutrition insecurity for the most vulnerable rural families in targeted regions. To achieve the goal, PAISANO aims to increase household access to food, reduce malnutrition among girls and boys under age five, and improve community resilience. PAISANO’s main strategies to improve food security are to improve agricultural productivity and production, enhance farm and non-farm income to improve food availability and access, and improve health and nutritional outcomes of poor and vulnerable households.

NutriSalud - Community Nutrition and Health Care Project

The goal of Nutri-Salud is to improve health and nutritional status of Guatemala’s rural and indigenous populations. Nutri-Salud’s target population are the 30 municipalities (pop. 1.2 to 1.5 million) in five departments (six Health Areas) in the Western Highlands. The target beneficiaries are children under five, with emphasis on those under two years, and women of reproductive age.

WASH Plus: Supportive Environments for Healthy Communities

The WASHplus project supports healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and household air pollution (HAP). This multi-year project (2010-2016), led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE and Winrock International, is funded through USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. WASHplus is also joined by a diverse set of NGO, university, and private sector resource partners.

Nutrition and Hygiene Project

Sikasso Region is one of the most affected regions by malnutrition in Mali. According to the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions Survey in 2016, 30.2 percent of children under 5 years of age are stunted. Causes of malnutrition in Sikasso are due to suboptimal nutrition and health behavior, limited access to high nutrient foods, and poor access to health, water and sanitation services.


Family Health Project

The objective of the Rwanda Family Health Project (FHP) is to increase the use of district-level facility and community-based family health (FH) services. For the purpose of this activity, “family health” includes an integrated package of services related to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV/AIDS, maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), malaria prevention and treatment, nutrition, and safe water and hygiene.

Rwanda Social Marketing Program

The focus of the project was to increase awareness of and engagement with the community and this focus saw new milestones in delivering sustainable health impact across the 6 health areas namely: HIV prevention, malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition as well as water and sanitation During this year, SFH Rwanda started implementing a new HIV prevention service, mobile HTC branded Moonlight targeting key and priority population including surrounding communities (General population).

Turengere Abana Program

Through USAID/ PEPFAR, “Turengere Abana Program “ let us protect the children Program; FXB Rwanda received a grant to support vulnerable households permanently escape poverty by providing a comprehensive package of support, helping households and community / sector groups develop livelihood projects and lasting sources of income as well as building sustainable community/ sector social networks and referral mechanisms.