emerge poverty free and partner Child In Action (CIA) are working in Tanzania to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions, as well as access to safe drinking water in schools for 5,500 children across the Mwanza Region.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related disease remain one of the most significant child health related problems in Tanzania. Infections such as cholera, malaria, trachoma, bilharzias and diarrhoea are increasing. The ones most affected are children as the diseases affect first their health and subsequently their school attendance and academic performance.
emerge poverty free is funding water tanks, hygiene training and school health clubs. In August five schools received menstrual health and hygiene training which have resulted in positive hygiene behaviour change. The water tanks were installed at each school in September. These vital WASH projects will help keep kids healthy and in school, giving them a brighter future.