BRIDGING THE GAP IN WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN NORTHERN UGANDA – OYAM DISTRICT
Oyam District made significant progress in water and sanitation coverage from 2016 to 2018. Whereas the District heavily invested in the sector, partners like Link to Progress made significant contribution to increasing access to safe water from 55% in 2015 to 68.8% in 2018 and sanitation improved from 53% to 82% the same year (District Health inspector records 2018) In April 2018,
Link to Progress commissioned an evaluation of its project in water and sanitation implemented in Oyam District to get an independent assessment of the results and impact of the project.
KEY FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project was called bridging the gap in water, sanitation and hygiene in Northern Uganda
- Implemented in Oyam District for 2 years (June 2016- June 2018)
- Funded by Medicor Foundation, Venco, Eersel and The Good Shepherd Foundation
- Targeted 4 out of the 12 Sub Counties of Oyam District
- Intended to improve the health status and living conditions of 6,000 vulnerable rural people in Northern Uganda.
- Targeted 6,000 people accessing water from 20 project constructed boreholes
- 70% of the households in target villages in Oyam District practicing hand washing and latrine use.
- 20 villages in Oyam District attaining open defecation free (ODF) status
- Reduced diarrhea outbreak among 6,000 targeted people in Oyam District