Poor access to safe water supply and sanitation in Zambia’s rural areas is a major contributing factor to poverty. The relatively high incidence of water and sanitation related diseases, particularly diarrhoea, results in high health costs to individuals and communities.
Communities engaging in life-saving hygiene practices in Nigeria
(ABOVE) Soap and water is seen during a handwashing demonstration at the primary school in the Odot Uyi community in Odukpani Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross-River State in Nigeria on July 21, 2011. This community is supported in the development of water, sanitation and hygiene practices through funding of the EU and UNICEF.
Managing water & sanitation facilities together in Nigeria
(Above) Children look over a wall to watch as contractors drill a borehole in Okpowen community in Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross-River State in Nigeria on July 18, 2011. The development of water, sanitation and hygiene practices in this LGA are supported by the EU and UNICEF.
Community-led total sanitation in Kenya’s North Eastern Province
Kenya — Bulla Bakari, a village of 12 households, has been declared a open-defecation-free area as all families in the village, in the last four months, installed latrines and handwashing facilities in a community-led total sanitation intervention supported by Unicef through dialogue with the community.