More than 58 percent Madagascar’s people lack access to safe drinking water and nearly half of all households live without sanitation facilities. USAID’s water and sanitation efforts are increasing access to clean water and incorporate water, sanitation and hygiene activities within its health,Food Security and Environment programs. Our activities include:
- Improving local, community-based governance of water and sanitation resources
- Educating communities on how to use safe water and maintain proper waste disposal and sanitation measures
- Triggering Health Seeking Behavior Change with the promotion of good hygiene at the community and the household levels.
USAID also improves access to credit for consumers and suppliers of water and sanitation services using microfinance and credit products linked to water and sanitation. Additionally, the projects are rehabilitating existing or installing new, protected water points and promoting the construction and use of family latrines.
Last updated: August 27, 2015