Our priorities in Water, sanitation and hygiene
Ensuring children and their communities can access drinking water and sanitary facilities all year round and in emergencies.
Community-participation and leadership
Engaging with communities to help them to develop their own solutions to local problems
Empowerment and sustainability
Children, their families and communities are empowered to participate in all stages of the programmes that affect them.
Gender equity and inclusion
Plan International continues to focus its efforts on marginalised and vulnerable children in remote and rural areas that are hard to access.
Water and environmental sanitation work has greater impact and is more sustainable if it is integrated into the health, education and livelihood sectors.
Working with government and institutions
Ensuring that governments, service delivery agencies and donors appropriately prioritise universal access to water and sanitation.
Our Water, sanitation and hygiene results to date
- €54 million
1 December 2015At least 200 households have been displaced by floods in Kisumu County.
25 September 2015Providing girls with good water, sanitation and hygiene facilities keeps them healthy, safe and in school, blogs Plan International's Cathy Stephen.
21 March 2015Changing social norms at community level is key to achieving sustainable sanitation, blogs Plan International's Darren Saywell.
19 November 2014A cheap, washable sanitary pad is helping girls in Uganda to get back to school this World Toilet Day, 19 November. Global press officer Jane Labous reports on how AfriPads and Plan’s Menstrual Health Management programme are changing lives.