In Benin, diarrheal disease accounts for large numbers of child deaths. This is do to poor water, sanitation, and hygiene practices and infrastructures. The towns of Aguégués and Dangbo in Ouémé department are particularly notable in this regard, both having high child vulnerability for waterborne diseases, and poor sanitation and access to safe drinking water.
The goal of the project is to reduce diarrhoea and water-born disease deaths amongst children under five years of age, create positive behaviour changes around WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), and strengthen Benin's Red Cross' WASH capacity.
The project targets over 40,000 people, including women in mother's clubs and students.
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation