Accelerated Sanitation in Northern Ghana

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,892,000
Timeframe: March 20, 2015 - December 28, 2018
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 19,892,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (90 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (5 %)

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The project aims to reduce the burden of sanitation-related diseases and improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana’s Northern Region. The project reaches 500,000 beneficiaries including 36,000 school children and 150,000 mothers; 120 schools and 60 health centers in 80 small towns. The project contributes to accelerating access to sanitation facilities and services in small towns to improve the health of Ghanaians. Activities include: (1) providing hygiene education and sanitation facilities (latrines and hand washing facilities); (2) improving sanitation and hygiene practices among beneficiaries; (3) increasing the ability of relevant district and regional institutions to provide sanitation services, and (4) facilitating private sector engagement in the sanitation marketplace.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 530,767
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1 Hygiene promotion campaign held
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) adoption of good sanitation and hygiene practices in small towns, health facilities and schools for improved health, including MNCH; 2) increased access to suitable household and institutional sanitation facilities (schools and health centres) in small towns in Ghana’s Northern Region; 3) increased capacity at the small town district and regional levels to support improved delivery of sanitation services and engage the private sector in sanitation.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: (1) Tenders for the construction of gender-responsive sanitation facilities in 180 institutions have been launched; (2) A hygiene promotion campaign was held, resulting in 30,700 people now washing their hands with soap; (3) An agreement has been signed with Right to Play for the implementation of Health and Hygiene Education programming through play in schools; (4) Key staff of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council were trained to strengthen their coordination capacity in the implementation of the program; (5) 67 District staff were trained in Finance and Results-Based Management for stronger District level coordination and management of the program.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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