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Our Programs

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 


Why We Do It.

Clean water, sanitation and hygiene are all crucial to children’s survival and health particularly in relation to water borne diseases and malnutrition. Without these basic needs, the lives of millions of children are at risk.

About Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 

For children under five, water- and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death.

In Uganda, more than half of households use un imported toilet facilities meaning that 31.4 million people do not have access to improved sanitation of whom 2.7 million are practicing open defecation. 24% children are severely water deprived; having to travel long distances or wait in long queues for safe water. 25% of children in rural areas and 9% in urban areas are deprived of adequate sanitation. 84% of children live in homes without hand washing facilities near the toilet. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, compounding the effects on people’s health. In times of crisis children are particularly vulnerable. The impact on child mortality rates is devastating. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. 

Our WASH activities are directed towards interventions that are directly related to the health and wellbeing of children in disadvantaged and poor communities; 

We work to improve children’s access to safe water through funding (Facilitation) of borehole drilling in disadvantaged communities that lack safe and clean water for home use. 

We mobilize and or facilitate the construction of sanitary facilities in communities and or homesteads that can be accessed by children. 

We work to nurture good hygiene practices among children and communities especially hand washing with soap. 

We work to increase access to information on safe water, hygiene and sanitation during community and school training. 


At Heal A Child International we strongly believe that investing in child health care reduces poverty by protecting poor families from the costs of healthcare, allowing them to invest in their future for example in housing, education and income generating activities.



+256 (0) 704 988475

Plot 75 Kiwanataka-Mbuya,
Kampala, Uganda