WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) PROGRAM
HAHDA works to end poverty and achieving Millennium Development Goals through our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programmes by promoting appropriate technologies, approaches and best of practices in WASH, Its therefore the mandate of our members to document the best practices and success of these approaches and there after initiate further innovations and lobby government and developement partners for the improvement of those approaches that have been proven to be relevant and working. AS WASH implementers, members are also expected to provide their expertise and contribute to increased innovation in the sector.
Our Three main goals are; The ability for children to access safe water, the quality of the water they can access and the journey they must take to collect it, Ensure access and use of basic toilets and ways to separate human waste from contact with people. One important area of work for sanitation is to end the practice of “open defecation,” and facilitate community-led initiatives to build, maintain and use basic toilets, Nurturing good hygiene practices, especially handwashing with soap. Although it sounds simple, this act is essential to prevent disease and the health of children and all members of the community, all these following internationally Proven methods and through fundraising from the local government, private individuals and international organisations.
Due to their interdependent nature, these three core issues are grouped together to represent a growing sector. While each a separate field of work, each is dependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated; without clean water, basic hygiene practices are not possible.