U.S. Government Supports Improved Sanitation and Hygiene in Uganda

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committed to supporting improved sanitation and hygiene in Uganda by launching a new $30.4 million activity called Uganda Sanitation for Health.  This five-year initiative will introduce a series of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions at the community and household levels, leading to increased household access to sanitation and water services; improved hygiene behaviors at home, school, and health facilities; and strengthened district water and sanitation governance for sustainable services.

A primary focus of this activity will be increasing access to improved sanitation in coordination with the Government of Uganda and other partners, particularly the Uganda Sanitation Fund.  USAID invests in activities that will have measurable impacts on Ugandans’ health, education, and nutritional conditions by improving sanitation and hygiene.  This is done by promoting behavior change, increasing access to financial products and the private sector-led supply of sanitation products and services, and strengthening the environment to promote water and sanitation for all.

USAID’s Uganda Sanitation for Health activity is being implemented by Tetra Tech ARD, which leads a consortium with extensive experience implementing water, sanitation, and hygene projects in Uganda, Africa, and around the world.  The consortium includes SNV, FSG, BRAC, and Sanitation Solutions Group.  This initiative is part of the U.S. government’s annual investment of approximately $500 million towards improving Uganda’s health sector.