Project 24

Division name: Environmental Health

Assessment of Household Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Wondo, Sidama, and Wolayita zone, Ethiopia (Geshiyaro WASH project)

Description

The burden of disease from schistosome (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections is frequently highest in areas with poor sanitation coverage. It has been shown that WASH-based interventions are very successful in reducing the environmental exposure to, and transmission of, eggs and larvae for STH and SCH. In order to stop the spread of intestinal worms in the Wolayita zone, the Geshiyaro project will provide improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services together with mass drug administration for schistosome (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections.

Objectives

To assess the current status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), KAP, Open defecation (OD) practice at a household level in Wondo, Sidama, and Wolayita zone, Ethiopia.

Donor

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation: CIFF

Partners

CIFF and EPHI

EPHI PI / Contact Persons

Zinabu Assefa (zinabuassefa@gmail.com)

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