WASH – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – is critical for good health and nutrition, and is a major challenge for rural Bangladesh. Major investments in tube wells for safe drinking water has disrupted water tables and led to arsenic contamination. Water-borne diseases caused by unsafe sanitation account for one-quarter of all diseases in Bangladesh.
The Hunger Project includes training and campaigns as a key component of its integrated, gender-focused SDG Union strategy:
- WASH campaigns at school level
- WASH campaigns at community level
- Tubewell installation
- Tubewell testing
- Construction and promotion of sanitary latrines.
Featured photo: specially-trained woman leader tests and marks tube wells for arsenic. Below: women establish a business constructing components for sanitary latrines.