Total Sanitation

We strengthen community led rural sanitation and hygiene by mobilising and training villagers to adopt personal and environmental sanitation and hygiene practices - liaising with the government along the way.

Our interventions

Water, sanitation and hygiene have crucial impacts on health. According to WHO, improving water, sanitation and hygiene has a potential to prevent 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of global deaths. While there has been an increased focus on construction of toilets, in the absence of proper education and mechanisms to maintain the facility, the usage rate is still very low.

Creation of ODF Villages -

We promote the construction and use of toilets — for every household and at a village level. Our aim is the achieve 100% toilet coverage and ODF village status for the communities in which we work. We work towards developing ownership of communities for achieving ODF villages by adopting the principles of Community led Total Sanitation. In 2019 and '20, we aim to support construction of 4000 new toilets, respectively - which will help close the sanitation gap in core villages.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) -

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. We ensure children have access to safe water, ensure access and use of toilets, and promote good hygiene practices — especially hand washing with soap.

Personal & Environmental Hygiene -

Sensitisation towards personal hygiene and environmental hygiene through various means of health awareness. Awareness at school level helps to improve the sanitation and behaviour change. Creating Swachata Doot, cadres of student peer volunteers.

Village Health & Sanitation Committees -

Committees are formed at village level, which are empowered to take care of the poor sanitation and hygiene issues in communities. ACF provides technical support, strengthening these structures for change in community, which last for longer time.

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