The Ghana WASH Project: An Introduction
A consortium of non-profits is bringing technical and managerial expertise to Ghana to improve access to safe and adequate water supplies, improved sanitation and hygiene education. With funding provided by USAID, Relief International, Winrock International and the Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) are partnering with local and international organizations on the four-year Ghana Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project.
Ghana WASH Project: In Photos
Get an up close and personal look at the Ghana WASH Project. See our work improving water, sanitation and hygiene in our targets communities.
Training Local Artisans, Building Latrines, Improving Sanitation
The Ghana WASH Project, as part of its efforts to improve sanitation in rural and peri-urban communities, trains local artisans in latrine construction. See the step-by-step process of the training, through which these artisans learned how to construct a Lined Mozambique latrine. In partnership with these local artisans, the project is constructing more than 4,600 household latrines in Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions.
The Story of Cholera: A Video for Global Handwashing Day
As part of our activities for Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15 each year, the Ghana WASH Project showed a series of films including The Story of Cholera. The short animated film is produced by the Global Health Media Project in collaboration with Yoni Goodman.
The film makes visible the invisible cholera germs as a young boy shows how to help the sick and guides his village in preventing the spread of cholera. In the film, learn how to make a basic homemade oral re-hydration solution (ORS) using sugar, salt , and safe water as these items were felt to be most widely available. However, a solution prepared with a ready made ORS packet is the first choice if supplies are available.
For Global Handwashing Day, the Ghana WASH Project lead community awareness building activities around Central, Eastern, Volta and Western regions. Learn more about our activities here.