Water and Sanitation

Preventing and Controlling Diseases Related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water is life. Without access to safe water, it is impossible to prevent disease and maintain good health. Water also plays a significant economic role in the community. If a woman spends most of the day walking many kilometres to fetch safe drinking
water, she has little time for income generating activities or proper care of her family.

Amref Health Africa seeks to increase access to sustainable, safe and adequate water, appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices. Amref Health Africa’s goal is to reduce prevalence of WASH-related diseases such as dysentery, cholera, trachoma and typhoid and to protect women and children from WASH-related disease epidemics in Amref Health Africa’s areas of operation.