Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Strategic objective: Increase in children protected from diseases and infections (0-5)
Integrated health and WASH interventions contribute to the reduction of preventable childhood diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and other communicable diseases.
Health projects in fiscal year 2022 focused on strengthening the capacity of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to increase knowledge and awareness, leading to behaviour change at individual and household levels in maternal and child health practices. Through the integration of WASH interventions, the focus was on enabling communities to access safe water sources, improved sanitation services and improved hygiene practices.
Achievements in fiscal year 2022:
1) 113,085 children received health checks from a trained health care provider,
2) 27,868 patients were supported with appropriate medical equipment in treatment,
3) 43,054 people gained access to basic drinking water services,
4) 232 water collection points constructed in communities,
5) 48,725 children got access to basic sanitation facilities in schools,
6) 87 education facilities with basic drinking water facilities were constructed.
- Watch this video to see how access to clean water is making a difference for families in Burundi.