Rural sanitation and hygiene market development in northern Ghana

Rural sanitation and hygiene market development in northern Ghana

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the project aims to reduce the burden of sanitation-related diseases and improve public health and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) for 300 000 people living in the Upper East, Northern and Upper West Regions of Ghana. The project seeks to improve the availability and sustained use of affordable and improved latrines by introducing supply chain innovations in the sanitation and hygiene market. It works across 36 districts. Project activities include: 1) conducting an initial market assessment in targeted areas, and designing tailor-made and sustainable sanitation solutions and sound sanitation business models; 2) local sanitation entrepreneurs producing and selling over 60,000 improved latrines to rural Ghanaians; 3) developing and delivering outreach and awareness activities to promote improved health through safe sanitation and hygiene practices; 4) providing technical resources and skills training to 150 new and existing sanitation entrepreneurs (small businesses) and government officials in delivering market-based sanitation services; and (5) developing financial mechanisms to facilitate the acquisition of improved latrines for families.

Global objective

  • Reduce the burden of sanitation-related diseases and improve public health and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) for 300 000 people living in the Upper East, Northern and Upper West Regions of Ghana.

Specific objectives

  • Improve the availability and sustained use of affordable and improved latrines by introducing supply chain innovations in the sanitation and hygiene market.

Expected results

  • Increased adoption of good sanitation and hygiene practices in rural communities in Ghana’s three northern regions to improve health (including maternal, newborn and child health)
  • Increased capacity of commercial supply value chains to improve health outcomes through delivery of sanitation services
  • Increased government capacity to support market-based approaches to sanitation

Duration

4 years : 04/09/2015 - 30/11/2019

Localisation

The project is conducted in the Upper East, Northern and Upper West Regions of Ghana.

Beneficiaries

Some 300 000 inhabitants of 36 communities of Ghana

Budget

CAD 10.8 million

Implementation

IDE Canada

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Country

  • Ghana

Topics

  • Gender
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation

Targets

  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Institutions
  • Poor households
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Women

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households

Scales

  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 5 SDG 10