A CHV demonstrates handwashing after helping to make tipsy tap for family at Ukwala, Kuresoi
A CHV demonstrates handwashing after helping to make tipsy tap for family at Ukwala, Kuresoi

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children.  Afya Uzazi works with the county governments to improve access to enhance latrine coverage, promote hand-washing and improve access to clean water through education on water treatment and by encouraging protection of common water points such as natural springs.

WASH interventions are integrated into all other maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health interventions. For instance, Afya Uzazi promotes hand-washing in health facilities and alongside activities to ensure good antenatal care and nutrition as well as in youth interventions. WASH is also built into community preventive health activities, including the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach.

Key interventions

  • Improving sanitation practices through Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) to ensure that villages are Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • Providing integrated WASH/Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education in schools.
  • Training youth peer providers to promote WASH practices in communities and schools.