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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

SARD-Net is embracing a development-humanitarian nexus approaches dedicated to work in development & humanitarian programs in Uganda to enable target communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. SARD-Net’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme focuses on women and their families having access to safe, equitable and sustainable clean water, dignified hygiene, and appropriate hygiene behaviours. SARD-Net engages in WASH activities in a variety of settings – households, communities, schools, health care facilities, remote rural settings, urban and peri-urban settings, rapid on-set emergencies, and fragile contexts. Our community-based approach consisting of our long-term presence gives us deep roots in the community, as well as our longevity and experience to take quality, sustainable WASH interventions to scale in Uganda.

However, there is more to be done. Almost 800 children still die each day due to diarrhea caused by unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. The world has pledged to solve this by achieving universal and equitable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 6).

Our commitment is to ensure clean water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, everywhere we work, by 2030.

Theme Strategy

  • Ensure access to safe water and sanitation in public places and community spaces most at risk or most vulnerable.
  • Implement WASH at community level i.e. both in refugee and host communities.
A hand washing kit given by SARD-Net to Paloga health centre III, Paloga Sub County, Lamwo District, Uganda.
WASH kits delivered to Atido cell, Nebbi Municipality, Nebbi District, Uganda
WASH kits delivered to Orussi Health Center III in Erussi Sub County, Nebbi District, Uganda
A hand washing kit provided by SARD-Net for community ‘Junction Market’ in Ndhew Sub County, Nebbi District., Uganda
Key Achievements:
  • 35,000 people consisting of 21,000 females and 14,000 males have been sensitized on good sanitation and hygiene practices.
  • 1,500 households trained in ‘Tip Tap’ making and use.
  • 750 households supported with hand washing kits and jerry cans to improve hygiene and sanitation at household level.
  • 10 community market places supported with hand washing kits to improve hygiene and sanitation at market places.
  • 20 institutions supported with hand washing kits to improve hygiene and sanitation at institution level.
  • 20 megaphones were distributed to 20 villages i.e. for 18 Village Health Teams (VHTs) and 5 Community mobilisers to sensitize the community on Hygiene and Sanitation. 
  • According to SARD-Net Project Evaluation report 2021, 85% of the targeted households have hand washing facilities at the pit latrines for washing their hands after visiting.