In the country over billion of people are living without access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation. According to WHO report that more than 2.3 billion suffer from diseases because have no access to clean drinking water. On the other hand deaths for water born diseases have been estimated 2.12 million per year. Diarrhea, Malaria and Cholera were the main killer. Moreover, the country is among the lowest rate of sanitation in the region and far behind to achieve the targets of MDGs. According to the available statistics more than 2.5 billion people have no access to proper sanitation that directly increases their vulnerability to diseases. Keeping in view the dearth of WASH facility in the country WISES have been focusing on the WASH sector and implemented projects in many districts of Sindh. WISES water & sanitation projects include awareness campaign, hygiene training, installation of hand pumps, digging of wells and construction of latrine facilities.
Provision of Clean Drinking Water
The country is among those nations where access to clean drinking water is a matter of great concern and around fifty percent of population has lack of access to clean drinking water. According to UNICEF report that more than 60 million people have no access to clean drinking water and around 100,000 children die due to lack of clean drinking availability. WISES provided the services in terms of installation of hand pumps, digging of well and rehabilitation of water supply. In district Badin more than 30 hand pumps have been installed in the flood affected villages of the district. For safe water storage more than 1000 Jerry Can and water coolers were also distributed among the local community. In Thana Bhulla Khan WISES are continuously working on rehabilitation of water supply scheme and digging of wells.
Provision of Latrine Facility
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human waste. Improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and across communities. As compare to other past of the country the province Sindh has the highest in rank in open defecation, which directly linked with the poor health condition of the people. WISES is contributing towards better sanitation facilities in semi-urban and rural areas and playing its part in addressing the issue. With the support of USAID the organization have successfully implemented three years WASH project in three districts of Sindh. Local community was mobilized and educated on the proper water usage & storage, water purification methods, latrine usages & maintenance, sessions were conducted on personal hygiene and hygiene kits were distributed among local community.