The Beginning of Sanitation & hygiene Solutions
About half of all girls worldwide attend schools without toilets!
One of the solutions is to build infrastructure designed to extract water from subsoil, thereby making it easily accessible to Ethiopians. The problem is insufficient material, human, and financial resources. Still, the government continues to work hard on developing an ambitious program that promotes 100 percent water accessibility. However, there is a huge gap between the demands and needs of Ethiopians and the ability of the government to support these needs.
The good news is that several sectors are helping the government realize the goals of its hygiene and sanitation programs. The government aims to promote a decentralized decision-making process and to encourage participation of stakeholders, while also raising cost-recovery levels and incorporating hygiene promotion activities, sanitation, and water supply into their programs.
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health is taking charge of all policies linked to hygiene and sanitation promotion. In fact, it has started to adopt the Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Strategy, which aims at re-focusing the resources of the government in promoting low-cost practices designed to meet the needs of the poor.