SUSTAINABLE SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAM IN GOMBE STATE NIGERIA

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SUSTAINABLE SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAM IN GOMBE STATE NIGERIA

Gombe state government is one among the Seven state that are currently benefitting on sustainable urban and Rural Water Supply sanitation and hygiene (SURWASH) World Bank assisted program. the program aimed at achieving open defecation free state by the year 2027  through provision, construction, upgradement and rehabilitation of poor and vulnerable house hold latrine as well as institutional latrine of educational  and health institution. The Gombe State Environmental Sanitation and Protection Agency (GOSEPA) is saddle with the responsibility of providing, upgradement, construction and rehabilitation of poor and vulnerable house hold latrine as well as health and educational institution for Urban and Small Town. Currently the agency in 2023 conducted need assessment and baseline data of sanitation and hygiene in 32 communities that captured over 20,000 poor and vulnerable house hold latrine. The agency under Gombe State Government Improved over 2,000 poor and vulnerable house hold in 7 communities which include Kwami, Gadam, Bojude, Shamaki, Jekadafari, Pantami and Kumo. The agency used Sato pan, Sato Stools for the latrine improvement (Sanitation) and Sato tap for Hygiene.

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The agency also train over 100 toilets Business Owners, Public Convenience Association and Environmental Service Providers apart from community mobilization, sensitization and advocacy on behavioral  change communication and other methodology to facilitate ending open defecation in the state.

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