The WASHplus project supports healthy households and communities by delivering high-impact interventions to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and reduce indoor air pollution. The program also improves sanitary facilities for human waste disposal and promotes handwashing with soap. WASHplus is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE and Winrock International.
In Uganda, WASHplus aims to reduce diarrhea and improve the health and resilience of key populations. We implement multidisciplinary programs at both the national and local level, with goals including:
- Integrating water, sanitation, food hygiene and handwashing into national nutrition and Feed the Future activities, such as the U.S. Feed the Future initiative
- Incorporating water, sanitation, food hygiene and handwashing into national HIV activities
- Strengthening the capacity of local districts to plan WASH-related activities
To bolster the services and interventions implemented in Uganda, WASHplus collaborates with other FHI 360 projects, including the Uganda Community Connector (CC) project and the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III (FANTA) project. WASHplus also collaborates with the projects of other USAID implementing partners, such as Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability: SDS (Cardno), STAR-SW (Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Foundation) and SPRING (John Snow, Inc.). Additionally, WASHplus works with local partners, including Reproductive Health Uganda.
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