We want to see all children enjoy access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities close to their homes so that they can stay well. We are working towards this by:
- Ensuring safe and equitable access to clean water for all
- Increasing the number of households with access to improved sanitation facilities
Diarrhea, one of the leading cause of death for children under 5 in Mauritania, is closely linked to the poor quality of water used for consumption and the lack of knowledge of proper hygiene coupled with a lack of access to proper sanitation facilities.
We are educating and catalyzing communities to live healthier through the creation of community-led sanitation committees, providing the necessary infrastructure, such as latrines and hand-washing stations at public locations, like schools and health clinics, as well as building and rehabilitating water points.
Yes! We have also noted that increased access has contributed to a notable decrease in the prevalence of diarrhea and malnutrition among children under 5.
- 568 families educated in the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation built their own latrines
- 47 latrines built or rehabilitated in 19 health posts and 6 schools
- 6 schools and 2 health posts equipped with special areas for girls and women who are menstruating
- 9,386 people gained access to clean water through the drilling of 3 boreholes
- 14 WASH committees established and equipped to manage and/or repair boreholes
*Numbers from 2016 and 2017