Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Kenya is classified among the most water scarce countries in the world. This fact, coupled with more frequent cycles of severe weather and depleting natural resources, is making water less available for agricultural and domestic use, especially in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions.

Working with communities, businesses and county governments, USAID is expanding access to water for human, livestock, environmental and agricultural use and improving sanitation and hygiene.  These efforts are reaching households, schools and hospitals—environments at high risk for the transmission of infectious diseases—with education, products and other support to help increase healthy behaviors.

To maximize benefits and reach those in greatest need, water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities are integrated with other programs including agriculture, environment, governance, and maternal and child health.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:45pm

Last updated: October 25, 2018