Water and Sanitation (WASH)
See also: Crosscutting Issues – Water
Diarrheal diseases, exacerbated by only 42 percent of the population having access to safe drinking water and 31 percent to appropriate sanitation, represent more than 75 percent of outpatient cases in Ethiopia and contribute to malnutrition. USAID’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities are designed to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, in addition to promoting hygiene education.
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Oromiya Region: Promote health, education, and gender equity within an at-risk population through sustainable increased access to safe drinking water and effective sanitation and hygiene practices.
- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Transformations for Enhanced Resilience (WATER): Improve access to clean and sustainable water sources for target communities in the Somali, Afar and Oromia regions.