Amref Health Africa envisions sustainably improved WASH for lasting health change in Ethiopia. Our WASH program works to ensure access to and utilization of sustainable WASH services by empowering communities through, direct WASH service delivery, effective advocacy, community participation, and institutional capacity development. We implement integrated WASH interventions using multi-sectoral approaches to tackle the root causes of poor service delivery, poverty, malnutrition, and disease, including Neglected Tropical Diseases primarily for remote populations and urban slum communities. Our WASH program is well aligned with global and national frameworks including the SDGs, ONE WASH National Programme, Health Sector Transformation Plan, and Education Sector Transformation Plan. We recognize the synergy in partnership, thus, we implement our WASH program in collaboration with communities, government, private sector, NGOs, and other civil society stakeholders. We trust the knowledge and decision making of the communities we serve and aim to leverage our relationships with stakeholders to achieve greater impact.
Since 2017, our WASH programme has cumulatively provided access to safe and sustainable water for more than half a million people, improved sanitation for nearly 700, 000 and improved hygiene for about 800, 000 people in Ethiopia.