Tag Archives: WASH

Improve water, hygiene in schools – WaterAid

WaterAid Ghana has called for improvement of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools in the country. According to the International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the clarion call comes at a time when many schools have no regular access to water, basic private toilets and facilities for washing hands with soap. The Communications and Campaign Officer of WaterAid Ghana, Ms Yvonne ...

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SNV laments increasing malnutrition rate in Northern Region

The Northern Region leads as the region with the most number of children under age 5 with stunted growth. The percentage of stunting in the region is 36%, which is far above the national average of 22%. This was revealed at a media workshop in the Upper West Regional capital Wa, by SNV, a Netherlands Development Organization working to promote ...

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Ghana Water Company subsidizes connection for communities

The Ghana Water Company Limited is subsidizing new water service connections for 26 Low-Income Urban Communities (LIUCs). The gesture is part of a project being implemented under the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation. Funded by the World Bank, it is aimed at strengthening environmental sanitation management in ...

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‘Most Ghanaians consider open defecation normal’ – Sanitation specialist

Open defecation persists in Ghana despite continuous education about its effect on society because many Ghanaians consider the practice as a “normal” way of life. According to David Duncan, the Chief of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at the UNICEF office in Ghana, most people in the three regions of the North do not see a toilet as a necessity ...

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