Toilets and Sanitation – Tanzania
Target: $20,000 (10 toilets in 2 toilet blocks)
In Tanzania, WASH-sensitive indicators such as diarrhoea and stunting are high. Campaigns to encourage simple hygiene practices like washing hands with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea by an estimated 47 per cent while the use of proper sanitation can reduce cases of diarrhoea by an estimated 36 per cent.
It is estimated that Tanzania spends 70 per cent of its health budget on preventable WASH-related diseases as the majority of the population does not have access to improved sanitation, and close to half of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. Without adequate WASH facilities, homes, schools and health centres become breeding grounds for diseases that kill children and threaten their ability to grow. Girls, children with disabilities and children living in rural areas are most affected. This further heightens inequities and uneven opportunities for development. The impact of poor WASH on children living in crises also affects their chances of survival.
Welfare aid has teamed up with the Desk and Chair foundation to help stem avoidable and preventable diseases by building sanitation facilities (toilets) in schools and hospitals first.
These facilities are all eqquiped with flushing toilets, running water for washing hands and waste as well as educational murals encouraging the correct use of WASH techniques.
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