The WASHplus Project

The WASHplus project creates supportive environments for healthy households and communities by delivering high-impact interventions in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and indoor air pollution (IAP). WASHplus uses proven, at-scale interventions to reduce diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections, the two top killers of children under five years of age globally. WASHplus has expertise to integrate WASH and IAP activities into existing education, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and nutrition programs. WASHplus builds strong in-country partnerships to increase impact. In addition, WASHplus is charged with exploring and promoting innovation in the WASH and IAP sectors. WASHplus is funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Bureau for Global Health.  

Goals

  • Reduce diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections
  • Promote innovation
  • Foster strong in-country partnerships
  • Integrate WASH and IAP interventions into education, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and nutrition programs

Services

  • High-impact at-scale program implementation
  • Creative and effective program design that builds on existing programs
  • Targeted short term technical assistance
  • Research design and evaluation of a range of environmental health activities

Approach

Working at Scale: Working at scale from the beginning—rather than scaling up—and engaging the multiples –sectors and organizations- to address gaps in access, policy, institutional strength, and supply.

Innovation: Bringing together academics, local research institutions, public and private sectors and implementation partners to test behavioral, programmatic, and technological innovations for WASH and IAP.

Partnerships: Bringing together common and uncommon partners through creative partnerships to enhance funding, advocacy, and impact for WASH and IAP improvement.

Integration: Integrating WASH and IAP with other health and non-health programs to provide win-win contexts that expand uptake and sustainability of WASH and IAP services.

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