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Cambodia: Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Program (CR-SHIP)

Donor: Global Sanitation Fund
Project Dates: March 2011 – February 2016
Project Amount: $6,173,951
Technical Areas Covered: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Health


Project Summary:

In Cambodia, diarrheal disease caused by poor sanitation and hygiene is a leading contributor to under-five morbidity and mortality.

The Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Program (CR-SHIP), is a five-year program funded by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

The program aims to increase sustained access to improved sanitation and promote proper hygiene practices and will directly benefit more than 400,000 households in rural Cambodia, indirectly reaching more than a million households. Specifically, CR-SHIP will target 5,600 villages in provinces where the current sanitation coverage is below 50 percent.

CR-SHIP’s interventions and activities will focus on creating access to basic and improved sanitation facilities at rural household and community levels and will induce hygiene behavioral change among rural households and communities, key duty-bearers in government, and within the private sector.

The program will deliver its services through the following non-hardware subsidized approaches: Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS), School and Community WASH (SC-WASH), Sanitation Marketing, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC). In addition, the program will also use Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns that have been proven successful in increasing sanitation access amongst poor households and communities.