As the lead implementing partner for the WASHplus project, FHI 360 works with CARE and Winrock International to support healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and household air pollution (HAP). This multiyear project (2010–2016), funded through the U.S. Agency for international Development’s Bureau for Global Health, uses at-scale programming approaches to reduce diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections, the two top killers of children under age 5 globally.
WASHplus creates partnerships to develop evidence-based interventions that lead to improvements in WASH by:
- Applying small doable actions to build healthy households and communities through feasible and effective behavior change
- Improving access to and innovation in sanitation for different geographies, marketplaces, personal needs and preferences
- Involving consumers, governments and manufacturers to improve cookstoves and develop clean cooking solutions
- Integrating WASH with other development priorities — education, nutrition, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases and HIV/AIDS — for sustainability and scale
Note: This project was previously active in these additional countries: Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda.