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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Plan International USA’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programming is based on the principle that all girls, boys, women, and men should have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities year round. To accomplish this goal, we engage children, youth, and adults to identify priorities and develop targeted water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in a holistic manner to maximize impact. We strive to ensure that programs are evidence-based and incorporate relevant and appropriate technology.

In recent years, we transitioned from prioritizing hardware and the supply of technology to working with communities to develop sustainable demand for sanitation systems and building local capacities to strengthen the enabling environment. This transition is part of an ongoing commitment to achieving sustainability and scalability. In addition, we continue to innovate and investigate new approaches to improve the cost-effectiveness, scalability, flexibility, and geographic reach of our WASH programming.