Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme encompass emergency, recovery/resilient and developmental approaches to safe and equitable access to water, provision of appropriate safe excreta disposal facilities and creation/raising awareness of key public health risks of the population through participatory approaches to enhance sustainability.
ADA had been involved in WASH programmes since inception. The current programme in 2017 is operating in Fangak and Ayod Counties of Jonglei State.
- The following are the achievements of the programme:
- Improving access to safe drinking water by distributing point of use water treatment purifiers, aqua tabs, filter clothes
- Provision of emergency excreta disposal facility by constructing emergency latrines to reduce the impact of open defecation in contamination of water sources resulting into cholera outbreak.
- Scaling up hygiene promotion through house to house visits, public sessions to disseminate key hygiene messages that target practices posing risk to public health in the community.
- WASH monitoring and evaluation tools developed to track the project.
- Reports were timely done to partners and the WASH cluster.
- The projects target was achieved within the specified period of the expected project life span.
- Resources were genuinely allocated, distributed, utilized and spent; value for money has been achieved.
Most people in South Sudan and in particular where ADA has been and will be operating have no access to safe and portable water, they have no latrines and they ease themselves in the open. There is high prevalence of water borne diseases-diarrhea, cholera, malaria which is accentuated during the rainy season.
- To improve access to safe and portable water.
- Improve access to latrines and promote their use so as to reduce incidences of water borne diseases.
- To mainstream cross-cutting initiatives applicable as to address the root causes and reinforce behaviour change.