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Leading By Example: Godfrey Nkutu Mpala is Improving Sanitation in his Community

Godfrey’s decision to invest in a toilet was derived from the love for his community and the fact that he is a leader who aspires to lead by example.

“Good sanitation is good for us all. On this note every person who comes to my hardware store is encouraged to improve their sanitation.” Says Godfrey Nkutu Mapala. Godfrey is the village chairman of Kibinga A who decided to invest in an improved toilet with a cement floor fixed with a SATO pan after attending a masons training.

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Sanitation Superheroes: The Gulper Man

Kampala is a city of over 3.5 million people and only an estimated 180km of sewer lines, certainly below what is needed. In rapidly expanding urban environments like Kampala, fixed-point sanitation solutions such as pit latrines and septic tanks must be emptied, and the waste disposed of hygienically to avoid spreading disease.

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Sustainable Solutions Improve Hand Hygiene among Health Care Workers

In 2018 and 2019, the CDC collaborated with the IDI of Makerere University, IRC-WASH, and a district government of Uganda to implement and evaluate the feasibility and impact of local production and district-wide distribution of ABHR on health care worker hand hygiene. This evaluation took place in Kabarole District in western Uganda, where CDC conducted a district-wide assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in 2018 and found that access to water and soap was limited and health care worker hand hygiene compliance was very low. 

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Drawing on U.S. Government and Civil Service Expertise to Improve Water Resources Management Practices

Did you know that the U.S. Department of State engages with countries around the world on key water issues through AWEP?  Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program, U.S.–based water experts deploy all over the world for short-term consultancies, training programs, and public diplomacy missions. AWEP helps countries improve their water resources management practices and serves as an avenue for U.S. embassies and consulates to engage diplomatically on the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy.

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Maintenance Approaches to Improve the Sustainability of Rural Water Supplies

Numerous studies have sought to understand the factors that most influence the sustainability of rural water supply services. This understanding has led to the development of maintenance approaches, both reactive and preventive, that seek to improve functionality rates and maintain reliable continuity of rural community water services. This document reviews literature about the factors influencing the sustainability of rural water services, and the emerging maintenance approaches seeking to address these factors and improve service reliability.

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Uganda - U.S. Offers Relief Support to Communities Affected by Floods and Landslides

Through a USAID award, Catholic Relief Services will provide emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and non-food items to communities with the greatest need in Bundibugyo. To ensure the U.S. assistance targets the most vulnerable households, CRS will coordinate with local government officials and affected communities and consult with marginalized groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly to adapt programming to their specific needs and challenges.

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Emerging Lessons on Sustaining Rural Water Services in Uganda: A Case Study of Whave's Preventive Maintenance Model

To address the complex challenges of sustainable rural water service delivery, Whave has been testing a model for the provision of preventive maintenance services. Whave’s approach focuses on results-based payment for avoiding breakdowns, rather than payment for repairs. By incentivizing performance, their goal is to establish a system that reduces water source downtime and therefore improves the reliability of water supply systems. Whave is currently operating in more than 400 communities across Uganda.