SANITATION, WATER AND HYGIENE – BUILD, LEARN AND ACT ON IT
The district of Rajanpur is located in the south-west of the Punjab region in Pakistan. Although 67% of the population have access to water, only 33% have access to a toilet. This means that 67% of the population relieve themselves in the open, creating a serious health hazard.
Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation to declare Rajanpur an Open Defecation Free (ODF) District.
The overall purpose of the project is ‘improved health, nutrition and well-being of poor and vulnerable people in target district, especially of women and girls’.
Key expected results in Rajanpur under this project include:
Sanitation: 150,000 people gain sustained access to basic sanitation. 1.4 million People (men, women, boys & girls) including the most vulnerable in Rajanpur, live in and maintain open defecation free status.
Hygiene: 1.4 million People (men, women, boys and girls) including the most vulnerable in Rajanpur practice hand washing with soap.