Country Profiles

At WASH, every project has its own page so that people involved can share project updates online. Visit each country to view the Country Profile and corresponding Reference Documents
Afganistan
Afganistan

In 2010, the government approved the National WASH policy for Afghanistan with the aim of providing WASH facilities in 100% of schools by 2015.

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Angola
Angola

WinS Angola is part of the Child Friendly School (CFS) framework of the UNICEF Education Section as one of the main achievements of Quality Education.

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Armenia
Armenia

There were no WASH in Schools programming in Armenia. Save the Children started its project in January 2011, and the project will be

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Bangladesh
Bangladesh

In 2003, government approved Primary Education Development Program (PEDP)-II WASH in Schools was one of the components there.

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Benin
Benin

No national WASH in Schools program nor any alternative plan of action to address water, sanitation and hygiene issues in schools currently exists, a responsibility ...

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Bhutan
Bhutan

There was no Formal WASH in Schools program until the early 2000s. Water and sanitation facilities were provided to the schools along with other school

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Bolivia
Bolivia

The Ministry of Education has an Information Management System (SIE – Education Information System), which includes not only the data on number of

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Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Education has been implementing the Ten-Year Plan for Basic Education Development (PDDEB) between 2001-2010. The Program

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Cape Verde
Cape Verde

Em 2005 o governo aprovou o Programa Nacional de Saude Escolar que tem por objectivo contribuir para a melhoria do estado sanitário da população escolar de

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Cambodia
Cambodia

Country Profile under development

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China
China

Currently, there is no separate national action and budget plan for WASH in Schools; WASH is integrated in the school construction plan with WASH mentioned

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Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ministry of Education is the lead agency in overseeing and managing the implementation of WASH in Schools in the so called “Ecole Assainie” National

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Djibouti
Djibouti

Since 2008, UNICEF has supported the development of resource materials to promote hygiene education and piloted the materials in target primary schools.

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Egypt
Egypt

Country Profile under development

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Eritrea
Eritrea

The National Education policy fully supports addressing the emerging trends and needs in school health, prevention education against HIV/AIDS and other

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a national plan of action for WASH in Schools along with a national budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming. The Ministry of

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Fiji
Fiji

In 2013 the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Asia and Pacific regional office released findings disclosing a great disparity in the access to water ...

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Gambia
Gambia

Gambia does not have a specific national plan of action for WASH in schools, nor does it have a national budget allocated for WASH. However, WASH issues are

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Ghana
Ghana

Ghana does not currently have a national program to address WASH in schools, but has included WASH in its Education Strategic Plan (2010 – 2020) by pledging to

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Guatemala
Guatemala

There is no national plan of action for Wash-in-Schools, nor is there an alternative plan of action that addresses Wash-in-Schools in this country. To date, a

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Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau

The Government of Guinea-Bissau and UNICEF and other partners have agreements that allow actions to address WASH in Schools in the absence of a

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Guyana
Guyana

Country Profile Under Development    

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Haiti
Haiti

Since 2003, the Ministries of Education and Public Health conducted jointly with United Nations agencies (WHO, UNICEF, WFP and NGOs) several actions to

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Honduras
Honduras

In 2002, the National Forum of Convergence (FONAC) called on the Government on the need to transform education, based on a more dynamic,

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India
India

The School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) program started in India in 1999. Included under a flagship program Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC),

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Indonesia
Indonesia

In 1976, the government approved the National School Health Policy for all schools under 4 different Ministries: Ministries of Health, Education, Religios

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Iraq
Iraq

There is a draft strategy and action plan for school maintenance, including WASH facilities developed by the World Bank (WB) which is being reviewed.

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Kenya
Kenya

The introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003 resulted in a rapid increase in the number of children in primary schools, placing severe strain on

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Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan

Country Profile under development

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Laos
Laos

For over 10 years UNICEF has supported the development of resource materials to promote hygiene education and piloted the materials in target primary

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Lesotho
Lesotho

In 2010 the Parliament passed the Education Act of 2010 which recognized the impotance of child-friendly facilities in schools. The Ministry of Education and

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Libya
Libya

Country Profile under development

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Madagascar
Madagascar

Country Profile under development

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Mali
Mali

Considering the poor hygiene conditions prevailing in many schools in Mali, the political commitment to improve health in schools has become one of the

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Mongolia
Mongolia

The Ministry of Education and Science (MES) is the lead agency for implementation of WASH in Schools programming in Mongolia. MES has

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Mozambique
Mozambique

There is no national plan of action for WASH in Schools, but there is an alternative plan of action that addresses WASH in Schools. There is no budget

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Myanmar
Myanmar

There is no national plan of action for WASH in Schools, but there is a national budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming. The Ministry of Education

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Nepal
Nepal

Particularly, School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP) (2009-2015) has aimed at a more focused intervention in the schools of Nepal. It intends to ensure that all

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Nicaragua
Nicaragua

In 1994, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, with an effort to articulate and develop more consistency in health interventions in schools, signed

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Niger
Niger

The Ministry of Water is the lead agency responsible for WASH-in-Schools programming. No national plan of action exists, but there are alternative efforts in...

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Nigeria
Nigeria

The School Health Policy for Nigeria approved in 2006 has provisions for WASH facilities in all primary and junior secondary schools in Nigeria.

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Pakistan
Pakistan

There is no National Plan of Action for WASH in Schools, nor is there a national budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming. The Ministry of Education

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Palestine
Palestine

There is a National Plan of Action for WASH in Schools. The School Health Sector within the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has a

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Paraguay
Paraguay

There is no National Plan of Action for WASH in Schools, nor is there a national budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming. However, there is an

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Philippines
Philippines

Country Profile under development

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Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

In 2008, the Behaviour Change Consortium was established with three task forces: CLTS Task Force, SSHE/SLTS Task Force and Advocacy Task Force

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Somalia
Somalia

Country Profile under development

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South Africa
South Africa

Country Profile under development

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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

WASH in Schools guides and toolkits are available and are partially being utilized throughout the country in WASH in Schools target areas.

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Sudan Khartoum
Sudan Khartoum

A draft WASH policy, which is currently in the process of approval by the Cabinet of Ministers, covers school WASH and aims to provide access to improved water and

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Swaziland
Swaziland

WinS Swaziland is part of the Child Friendly School framework of the Ministry of Education and UNICEF Education Section and is one of the main

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Tajikistan
Tajikistan

With the technical support of UNICED, the Ministry of Education started the development of guidelines on recommended national standards on

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Tanzania
Tanzania

The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) is the lead agency in coordinating and providing technical and policy guidance. It is working towards

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Timor Leste
Timor Leste

Country Profile under development

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Uganda
Uganda

The country developed a school WASH strategic plan in 2006, but its implementation remains weak due to limited funding. There is no national

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Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Country Profile under development

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Vanuatu
Vanuatu

No national WASH-in-Schools program nor any alternative plan of action to address water, sanitation and hygiene issues in schools currently exists

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Vietnam
Vietnam

There is a national budget allocation and plan of action for WASH in Schools. This plan of action is incorporated in the National Target Program of Rural Water

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Yemen
Yemen

Currently, Yemen does not have a national plan of action or a national budget allocated for WASH in Schools and Programming. The Ministry of Education

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Zambia
Zambia

The Government of Zambia through the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been pursuing collective action to improve infrastructure. The Government’s

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Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

The 1976 Education Act, as amended in 2006, and the regulations made provision for WASH in schools, among other requirements. It is a requirement that

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