Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Public Health programme (WASH4PH) is a four-year program supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). This progam will be implemented in partnership with WaterAid Ghana (WAG) and WaterAid Canada (WAC) and run from November 17th 2015 to December 31st 2019. The purpose of the WASH4PH program is to improve the health of Ghanaians in Bongo and Kassena Nankana West districts in the Upper East Region through improved WASH service delivery and practices, and a more integrated approach to public health. The program aims to improve the health of the use of gender-responsive and sustainable WASH services and facilities in the two districts and increase effectiveness at the community, district and regional levels to support WASH services delivery. Support to Districts and Municipalities will involve building understanding and skills in integrated WASH and health planning; operations management; developing an integrated WASH and health planning model; and training WASH and health monitoring & evaluation teams.
The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved maternal, newborn and child health, and public health outcomes, in Bongo and Bawku West districts through improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery and practices; and (2) strengthened and integrated health, water and sanitation planning in the target districts, and dissemination of best practices at a regional level.