Much of the rural population in West Africa lacks potable water and adequate sanitation services. These conditions contribute to high incidences of water-borne diseases that negatively affect the well-being of people, particularly young children. To address these needs, we are increasing access to sustainable, safe water and environmental sanitation services among poor and vulnerable populations. These efforts emphasize preventing diarrheal illnesses and water-borne diseases using evidence-based approaches to hygiene behavior change. Our work builds the capacity of local government and the private sector to achieve water and sanitation goals as well as strengthens partnership and learning among actors in the sector.
Last updated: January 23, 2014