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Water & Sanitation
In Timor-Leste over 80% of healthcare facilities do not have the basics such as:
To address this crisis, WaterAid is building on the progress towards ending open defecation in Liquica and Manufahi, to strive towards the next level identified in the National Sanitation Policy: Hygienic Status, requiring sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services in healthcare facilities.
WASH is essential for quality care, particularly for women and newborns during the vulnerable time of childbirth. With only 34% of women accessing healthcare facilities in rural areas for childbirth, clean and safe healthcare facilities will play an important role in increasing demand for, and trust in, services and reducing the risk of potentially deadly infections for mothers and their newborns during childbirth. Furthermore, safe WASH can result in cost savings from infections averted and more efficient service delivery.
The project will ensure that four healthcare facilities in Liquica and Manufahi have basic water and sanitation services, improved hygiene behaviours, waste management procedures and a costed plan for operations and maintenance. This will be achieved through:
The key outcomes we plan to achieve are:
Your donation will be used to cover the following costs:
There are several components of our community-level direct beneficiaries’ involvement. While the project will benefit people of both genders and all ages, we will specifically seek involvement from, and work with;
The project will be implemented in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders at municipal level: local partners non-government organisations (NGO) and authorities: representative rights groups – disability people organisations, women’s groups; relevant municipal authorities. Below a list of our main partners:
WaterAid is determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in every part of Timor-Leste. By tackling these three essentials; water, sanitation and hygiene in ways that last, people change their lives for good. As the world largest NGO focusing solely on WASH, we work with governments, private sectors, non-government organisations and local communities to deliver innovative, low-cost and sustainable WASH and health solutions as well as campaign globally to influence the policies of key organisations and institutions to collectively ensure we realise our vision.
The project will contribute to the development, testing and application of national standards for WASH in healthcare facilities in Timor-Leste, along with improvements to sustainable and inclusive WASH in communities in Manufahi and Liquica.