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Scaling up rural sanitation in flood affected districts (RusFAD) Phase-III

Duration: 2011-2012

Estimated cost:  Rs. 121.34 million

(UNICEF) funded a project to safeguard and protect the health of flood affected people from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases in the worst flood affected areas of Punjab. PRSP along with Plan Pakistan implemented this project in 65 Union Councils (292 villages) of Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Layyah districts. The three main components of the project are;

  • Developing institutional linkages and capacity building of the target population,
  • Awareness raising campaigns for improved hygiene practices
  • Achieving 100% sanitation coverage in the target area.

Following milestones were achieved through this project;

  • 404 Community Resource Persons (CRPs) including 181 females were trained.
  • 788 Health and Hygiene Events were conducted in Government Schools. Total 132,103 students took part in those events. In addition, 4,028 school teachers were trained in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS)/ Hygiene Promotion Activities.
  • Training of Trainers (TOT) arranged for 360 Government Officials.
  • A basic health and hygiene condition survey was completed by trained CRPs of 100% households of their assigned area. Consequently Community Action Plans were prepared in all the targeted areas.
  • 414 Village Sanitary Committees were formed and their members were trained to follow up the Community Action Plans
  • Health and Hygiene Sessions were held at Cluster Level in which 875,230 participants took part.
  • Out of the 292 villages, 271 Villages attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.
  • 111 masons were trained for sanitation work.
  • 607 Demo Latrines were constructed for the ultra-poor in the targeted villages.
  • 55 water purification plants were installed in ODF villages
  • Three street theatre events were organized which were attended by approximately 3,000 people.
  • Celebrated Global Hand Washing Day in which 1908 students participated.
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