Access to improved sanitation is a basic human right. But realising that right for the one third of the world’s population who still live without a safe, hygienic toilet requires a huge sense of urgency and collective action.
SNV’s Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Results Programme aims to contribute to rebalancing the sanitation scales. Funded by the DFID Results Fund, the programme will support more than 2 million people to improve their sanitation situation across nine countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Sustainable Sanitation & Hygiene for All (SSH4A)
Developed since 2008 by SNV and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, SSH4A is a comprehensive, local government-led approach that takes sanitation beyond the community, working towards district-wide coverage and taking change to scale.
SSH4A focuses on strengthening capacity in four areas key to sustainable improved sanitation – steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation, sanitation supply chains and finance, behavioural change communication and WASH governance.
Now implemented with rural communities in over 15 countries across Asia and Africa, SNV’s SSH4A programmes have so far reached more than 2.2 million rural people in Asia alone, enabling over 700,000 people to act to improve their sanitation situation.
What will we do?
Under the Sustainable Sanitation & Hygiene for All Results Programme, SNV and its local partners will be implementing the SSH4A approach in 9 countries across Africa and Asia (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia). These countries have been selected based both on the urgent need for sanitation amongst their rural populations and the potential to further accelerate progress by up-scaling SSH4A activities locally.
Key outcomes of the SSH4A Results Programme will include:
Designed to ensure the social, economic, environmental and functional sustainability of these vital changes, the programme will also: