WASH (AHOTEE) Program
Safe water and improved sanitation are needed to reduce the risk of disease. In Ghana, water supply and sanitation (WSS) are particularly important because they account for a greater proportion of the country’s total disease burden. While there have been many sensitization programmes undertaken by government and NGOs in many rural and urban communities emphasizing the need for improved sanitation and safe water to enhance health and wellbeing, among other challenges, the prohibitive cost of toilet facilities has also contributed to render the education ineffective. While access to safe water has improved in rural and urban areas, many in rural and urban Ghana still continue with unsafe mode of excreta disposal and in the process deepening water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) related diseases.