WaterAid Tanzania COVID19 response work

WaterAid Tanzania has been working closely with the Tanzanian Government to help prevent the spread of COVID19 in the country. This has involved joining hands with the National Sanitation Campaign - Nyumba Ni Choo - to promote important hygiene behaviours, such as handwashing with soap for 20 seconds, as a key way to protect people from contracting the virus. The campaign has used radio, television, social media and loudspeakers as a way to reach communities with hygiene messages. 

WaterAid Tanzania has also installed seven new handwashing facilities at BRT stations across Dar es Salaam, in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam. These handwashing facilities are contactless, and users turn on the tap with their foot, to prevent bacteria from the hands coming into contact with the tap. 

have access to a water supply and have access to sanitation

Water Sector Equity report 2019

Around now have access to improved water, although levels of access vary.

Water Sector Equity report 2019

Access to proper handwashing facilities is at population

Water Sector Equity report 2019

It all starts with WASH...

Access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. For over 30 years, we have been working in partnership to improve access to these three essentials through a combination of programmatic and policy work.

WaterAid/James Kiyimba