Program Objective: Improved access to Water & Sanitation in a sustainable manner.
The concept of water as a right was established in 1977 at a UN water conference. The general comments by the comment on economic, social and cultural rights sets the criteria for the full employment of the rights to water. The human rights to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.
Providing people in Zambia with access to clean drinking water, effective sanitation and education on the importance of good hygiene practice are some of the most cost effective ways of achieving real results in health. It shall help Zambia beat poverty and can help to prevent unnecessary deaths every year.
The program will endeavour to empower families, communities and schools have access to the water they need and when they need it.
The program will help to provide access to clean drinking water, improve access to effective sanitation and provide basic hygiene education (e.g. hand washing and the dangers of open defecation). The majority will be people who live in rural areas as well as women and girls.
One way we will do this is by building stand pipes and pumps in and around villages. We will also facilitate or influence and train communities to build affordable toilets and inform/ sensitize people about the benefits of good hygiene practices, to stop them getting sick and dying from preventable diseases.