Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


Our Goal

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 knowledge of necessary hygiene techniques and access to improved sanitation facilities
What is the problem?

Lack of proper hygiene practices, access to proper sanitation facilities and clean water is causing a high level of intestinal diseases, such as diarrhea, which is often deadly for those whose access to healthcare and nutritional status is already limited.

How is World Vision addressing the issues?

We are partnering with communities to ensure access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities in public spaces, such as schools and health facilities.

Is what World Vision doing working?

Yes! We have noticed a decline in the number of children and families suffering from diarrhea in areas where families are able to access both clean water and improved sanitation facilities. Unfortunately, the size and scale of our programmes is being outpaced by the growing needs of newly arriving or newly displaced people.

What’s the impact?*
  • 152,213 people were able to access clean water
  • 63 people trained to repair hand pumps
  • 48,190 people gained access to sanitation facilities
  • 6,270 women were reached with hygiene kits
  • 934 people were equipped to train others in proper hygiene practices

*Numbers from FY 2017

Related Resources
  • See how our work in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is improving the lives of children, families and communities in Sudan in our factsheet
  • Learn about the difference a water point can make for children in Sudan.