Improving WASH in Health Facilities for Improved Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the Builsa North and Kasena Nankana West District in the Upper East Region- Funded by Australian High Commission-Ghana, Direct Aid Programme.

Basic and simple hygiene practices during antenatal care, labour and birth, such as birth-attendant hand washing and clean birthing surfaces can reduce the risk of infections, sepsis and death for infants and mothers by up to 25%. Yet 42% of health care facilities in Africa do not have access to an improved water source and almost one 1/5 did not have toilets or basic latrines (WHO/UNICEF, 2015).

With funding from AUSAID, the project is providing 4 deprived community health centres with fully inclusive Water and Sanitation facilities, contributing significantly to improve maternal and child health.

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