WASHplus continues to explore new opportunities to engage in WASH and IAP activities in the field. Our first two country programs are underway n Madagascar and Zambia, and plans are also in progress to work in several other countries including Bangladesh, Benin, Kenya and Liberia. Updates on these activities will be available soon.
|Bangladesh - WASHplus is working on the ground on a two-phase activity to contribute to an improved cookstove market environment that encourages increased uptake of a range of improved stove. WASHplus is also working in four subdistricts in the southwestern coastal area of Bangladesh to improve access to much needed water, sanitation, and hygiene technologies.|
|Kenya - Using the Small Doable Action approach, WASHplus operates a WASH-HIV integration program in Kenya that is working through the government’s public health system to build capacity and provide inclusive sanitation options for Kenya’s vulnerable populations. WASHplus is also engaging in community-led total sanitation efforts to contribute to vision of an Open Defecation Free Kenya.|
|Madagascar - WASHplus is exploring public-private sanitation solutions in several communes in Madagascar. A WASHplus partner, Practica Foundation, conducted an assessment of sludge management options in two communities with public-private toilet-shower facilities, and is now working on a pilot project to test feasible options for broader application.|
|Zambia – A new WASHplus activity funded by USAID Zambia known as SPLASH (Schools Promoting Learning Advancement through Sanitation and Hygiene) is getting underway in Zambia to support the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to improve school water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in two provinces.|