Improving WASH Behaviors to Reduce Diarrhea and Improve the Health and Resilience of Children, Families Affected by HIV/AIDS, and Other Vulnerable Populations: WASHplus Uganda End of Project Review
With funding from USAID/Uganda WASHplus worked for almost two years (January 2013–November 2014) to reduce diarrhea and improve the health and resilience of key populations in three districts— Kabale, Kisoro, and Kanungu. This multidisciplinary initiative focused on three objectives:
- Integrating water, sanitation, food hygiene, and hand washing into nutrition and Feed the Future activities
- Incorporating water, sanitation, food hygiene, menstrual hygiene, and hand washing into community and clinically based HIV activities
- Strengthening the capacity of local districts to plan, budget, implement, and monitor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related activities
As a strategy for sustainability and scale, WASHplus bolstered district government and USAID implementing partner services and programs, rather than implementing its own activities. WASHplus collaborated with implementing partners such as Uganda Community Connector, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) III, Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS), STAR-SW, SPRING, and Reproductive Health Uganda.
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