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2014

Sustainable water and sanitation in fragile areas (SWIFT) Turkana (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Sustainable water and sanitation in fragile areas (SWIFT) Turkana (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya
Lieu : Turkana

Date : April 2014 - March 2018

Contexte : In Kenya’s arid northern regions remote rural communities have limited access to clean water. Many women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from the nearest water source. More than 80% of the population have no access to a sanitation facility. Open defecation is common, which has a significant impact on health within these communities.

Objectif : This project is delivering access to safe, clean water and improved sanitation in the region. A key part of this work is supporting local service providers and institutions to deliver and maintain services. Encouraging hand washing and other good hygiene practice is also a key part of the work.

Présentation
In Turkana, we have improved the water infrastructure and increased access to safe water for remote rural communities. Work has included drilling and rehabilitating boreholes ; laying pipelines ; constructing water kiosks ; installing tanks and solar pumping systems ; constructing and rehabilitating shallow wells ; and equipping boreholes with low-maintenance pumps.
The expected results of the project are : * 201,300 people have access to safe, clean water * 75,100 people have access to an improved sanitation facility * At least 330,000 people are practicing improved hygiene behaviour. * Sustainability of water and sanitation services enhanced as a result of stronger, more responsive and accountable WASH institutions and service providers.
The project is using the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Turkana to promote good hygiene behaviours and training Community Health Volunteers and teachers to identify health priorities in challenging and interesting ways.

Beneficiaires : In Turkana, we have improved the water infrastructure and increased access to safe water for remote rural communities. Work has included drilling and rehabilitating boreholes ; laying pipelines ; constructing water kiosks ; installing tanks and solar pumping systems ; constructing and rehabilitating shallow wells ; and equipping boreholes with low-maintenance pumps. The expected results of the project are : 201,300 people have access to safe, clean water 75,100 people have access to an improved sanitation facility At least 330,000 people are practicing improved hygiene behaviour. Sustainability of water and sanitation services enhanced as a result of stronger, more responsive and accountable WASH institutions and service providers. The project is using the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Turkana to promote good hygiene behaviours and training Community Health Volunteers and teachers to identify health priorities in challenging and interesting ways.

Partenaire (s) : Oxfam

Financement : Principal funders : UKaid — Funding : £1,004,434

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