Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

 

Cholera, a well-known WASH disease, is endemic in Kigoma Region. During the 2015 Cholera outbreak in Kigoma, the fatality rate was among the highest in the country with 534 people losing their lives.

WASH will assist local government authorities to sustainably and equitably deliver WASH services to a larger segment of Kigoma region.

This means increasing access to improved sanitation, promoting hygiene practices as well as safe drinking water among vulnerable communities, children in schools and mothers and new born in healthcare facilities. Among the expected impacts of the programme is to make cholera history in Kigoma.

 

Participating UN Agencies:

 

UNICEF
UNHABITAT
WHO