Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Well protection and upgrading and BVIP construction
The Water and Sanitation Program administered by MeDRA is geared at improving access to water and sanitation for poor people through upgrading and protection of wells as well as drilling and solar powering boreholes. The organisation believes that sanitation interventions have very favorable socio-economic returns to households and society, contributing to improved health, clean environment, dignity and quality of life, among many other beneﬁts. Therefore there is need for improved sanitation which leads to reduced open defecation, thus the organization is constructing blair ventilated improved pit (BVIP) latrines.
- Participatory Health and Hygiene Education (PHHE)
PHHE is also being implemented in communities which entails teaching of best practises on health and hygiene. Practical and theory lessons are held in health clubs and facilitated by health masters. WASH has continued to be one of the most effective projects in changing the behavior of the communities towards issues of health and hygiene with the support of Health Clubs in the communities.