Enabling Policy Environment for Wash in Schools

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 alternative plan of action that addresses WASH in Schools.

There is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, called Escuelas Saludables (Healthy Schools). WASH in Schools is one of the 5 points being worked on as part of the initiative.

There is currently no programming for WASH in Schools, but Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) and UNICEF Paraguay are partners in the Escuelas Saludables Initiative.

Quality and Coverage of WASH in Schools Programming

WASH in Schools guides and toolkits are not available and there are no national standard for WASH in Schools.

There is no functional Educational Management Information System (EMIS) that monitors WASH in Schools access.


Organizations Working in Wash in Schools