Environmental health and WASH program

Maintaining and enhancing human health requires assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing individuals from physical, chemical, and biological risks/hazards through the provision of access to clean water, decent toilets, proper hygiene practices and environmental safety.

Our program seeks to provide fair, long-term, and cost-effective access to water and sanitation facilities and environmental safety to Rwandan communities.

Our program activities:

  • Building and rehabilitating toilets and hygiene facilities
  • Rehabilitation of damaged water systems.
  • We provide environmental safety trainings
  • Providing safe drinking water and constructing water treatment tanks.
  • We conduct hygiene promotions and behavior change campaigns activities to improve people’s knowledge of good sanitation and hygiene practices (such as proper personal hygiene, home hygiene, food hygiene, kitchen hygiene). Additionally, we assist people in efficiently managing and maintaining their water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure.
  • We intervene in diseases prevention and control such as zoonotic diseases (Ebola, rift valley), malaria prevention, infectious, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Sustainable waste segregation as starting point for proper waste management through community mobilization
  • Promoting climate action and environmental conservation, to reduce green house effect through increasing awareness at the community and capacity building to different organizations and people to identify the opportunities that can reduce green house gas emission and voluntary actions that prevent climate change.