Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Community Health in Focus
Access to improved safe drinking water is only one of several crucial steps in improving family health. Diarrhoeal diseases do not only have their root in contaminated water but are transmitted through a large variety of channels. The most common way for children and adults to catch diarrhoeal diseases is by swallowing the germs found in human or animal feces. We seek to save lives, prevent diseases, promote dignity, and support access to better living conditions and livelihood opportunities. Millions of people living in Somalia, lack access to clean, safe, drinking water, and adequate sanitation facilities, and the health consequences are dire. Our Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions work to promote health and well-being in poor and vulnerable communities.

We work to build the capacity of community health workers to maintain and repair WASH infrastructure, as well as on the importance of hand-washing with soap and other critical hygiene behavior.Our WASH interventions are dedicated to resolving the fecal-oral spread of diseases and strategically aim at putting barriers in place.