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Oct 16, 2015 12:00am
People say they did not even know about toilets until two years ago, when USAID began sanitation activities as part of the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID WA-WASH)...
Jun 10, 2015 12:00am
Once upon a time in sub-Saharan Africa, the village of Oueglega in the municipality of Tanghin Dassouri in the central region of Burkina Faso, had only two traditional wells.  In the village...
Apr 21, 2015 12:00am
Since 2013, the USAID WA-WASH Program has administered a scholarship program to support graduate students in fields related to WASH, food security, and adaptation to climate change.  In total,...
Apr 21, 2015 12:00am
Naa Sylvester Yelviel is the chief of Kamba Tanzu, a rural community in the Nandom district of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Kamba Tanzu has a population of 270 people. The community was certified...
Apr 21, 2015 12:00am
As part of the USAID WA-WASH program, Winrock International is strengthening the capacity of local poultry farmers to improve both the quality and quantity of their production. This activity was...
Apr 21, 2015 12:00am
Moussoua, Tiena, and Keri are three villages that benefited from the USAID WA-WASH intervention in the rural commune of Tankougounadje in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.  Like most villages in...
Apr 21, 2015 12:00am
As part of its capacity building efforts, the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (USAID WA-WASH) is increasing the capacity of local WASH practioners to ensure good WASH...
Oct 23, 2014 12:00am
Since 2013, the USAID WA-WASH Program has granted scholarships to students pursuing Master’s degrees at local universities in fields related to Program areas of intervention including water and...
Oct 22, 2014 2:00pm
Dagne is a small farming community in the Lawra district of the Upper West region of Ghana, with a population of over 1,600 people. A gender analysis conducted by USAID WA-WASH in Dagne revealed that...
Oct 22, 2014 12:00am
Ketuo is a small village in the Nandom district in the Upper West Region of Ghana, with a population of 800 people. Due to open defecation, diarrheal diseases such as cholera are common in this...
Oct 22, 2014 12:00am
Tabier is a small community in the Lawra District of northern Ghana with a population of about 356 people. The village is a typical farming community and its people are always ready to respond to...
Oct 22, 2014 12:00am
As part of the decentralization of governance in Burkina Faso, responsibility for safe water provision, access to sanitation and WASH service management were transferred from the national government...
Oct 22, 2014 12:00am
At 60 years old, Mrs. Pauline Kangoro is leading a movement in her village. Pauline heads a women group of 30 moringa producers and together they are raising moringa frenzy in their village of...
Apr 15, 2014 1:00am
In Burkina Faso, user responsibility for and participation in water service management is a fundamental principle of the national rural water supply policy. Users pay contributions to water users’...
Apr 14, 2014 12:00am
Geared toward graduate students and young professionals, the USAID WA-WASH internship program administered by Florida International University aims to contribute to building a skilled workforce for...

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