For these people, access to sanitation and hygiene conditions in public institutions or at household level has improved. Sanitation for Millions focuses on disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, with special attention to women and girls.
These public institutions include schools, health care facilities and faith-based institutions, where the programme creates access to sanitary facilities, ensures their sustainable operation and maintenance, and conducts measures aimed at behavioural change.
These measures include trainings, education campaigns, sensitization, awareness-raising and other communication activities aimed at behavioural change. They focus on improving personal hygiene awareness and practices, especially hand hygiene, menstrual hygiene and infection protection.
Through tailored training formats, experts like municipal technicians, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, or staff from local administrative and governmental authorities, are successfully qualified for the professional provision of sanitary services (e.g. operation and maintenance, operation of treatment plants).
In addition to the aforementioned measures, the programme installs group handwashing stations and conducts hand hygiene campaigns at public institutions to facilitate preventive response to Covid-19, hereby providing access to safe hand hygiene for roughly another million people.