Only 29% of Pakistanis dwelling in rural areas have access to improves sanitation facilities, as compared to 72% in urban areas. Among the 36 districts of Punjab, Muzaffargarh is ranked 35th lowest district in terms of water & sanitation coverage. The purpose of the project is to provide access to sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to people living in the districts of Southern Punjab in order to enable them to prevent WASH-related diseases.
In communities, water supply schemes are being rehabilitated. Hand pumps and water supply systems are being installed/ rehabilitated in selected schools to provide safe drinking water. Existing WASCOs are being revived and strengthened. A detailed estimated budget will be prepared. WASH committees will also be formed who are being support in site selection of hand pumps. Water quality testing are being conducted. Water security plans are being established in communities of target Union Councils in consultation with WASH committees and other stakeholders.
In communities, sanitation are being triggered in communities through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. Demonstration latrines are being installed in public places in the villages to provide low cost technological options to their communities. Sewerage treatment units (STUs) are being constructed in selected villages as a reward for being declared ODF (Open Defecation Free). In schools, sanitation is triggered through School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) method. Environment health clubs (EHCs) are being formed for proper maintenance and cleaning of WASH facilities in schools.
The hygiene promotion programs are focused on creating awareness among men, women, children, teachers, adolescent girls, SMCs and local communities about personal and environmental hygiene issues. The hygiene messages are mainly around hand washing, latrine use, water quality, kitchen hygiene, and sensitizing adolescent girls about safe menstrual hygiene management.
Projects Implemented on WASH
|Sr#||Project Title||Project Duration||Partner||Target Area|
|1||Open Defecation Free - Jatoi||Jun 2014 - Mar 2018||WaterAid||District Muzaffargarh|
|2||Promoting safe Menstrual Hygiene Management practices among girls in 9 schools||May 2013 - Mar 2017||WaterAid||District Muzaffargarh|
|3||Provision of WASH Service to the people affected by flood 2013||Nov 2013 - May 2014||UN-OCHA/ERF||District Rajanpur|
|4||Provision of WASH services to the flood affected people||Feb 2013 - Jun 2013||UN-OCHA/ERF||District Rajanpur|
|5||Integrated Rural WASH||Jun 2012 - Dec 2016||WaterAid||District Muzaffargarh|
|6||Rehabilitation of Water & Sanitation Facilities||Jul 2011 - Mar 2012||WaterAid||District Muzaffargarh|
|7||School WASH||Apr 2011 - Mar 2012||WaterAid||District Layyah|
|8||Distribution & Training of PUR||Nov 2010 - Jan 2011||USAID||District Rajanpur|
|9||Flood Relief||Oct 2010 - Nov 2010||WaterAid||District Layyah|
|10||Pakistan Safe Drinking Water - Hygiene Promotion||Sep 2007 - Nov 2010||USAID/Abt Associates Inc||RajanPur, Multan, Okara, Gujrat, Lahore|