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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene / Infection Prevention and Control

About WASH

At ACHAP, we believe access to safe water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene are fundamental human rights. We are committed to improving the lives of communities worldwide by providing sustainable solutions for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

About IPC

At ACHAP, we prioritize Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) as a practical, evidence-based approach to preventing patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infections. Effective IPC requires constant action at all levels of the health system, including policymakers, facility managers, health workers, and those who access health services. We strengthen the capacity of CHAs in WASH programs to provide rapid, needs-based support focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and IPC readiness in high-volume facilities delivering reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services by using existing operational platforms.


ACHAP works with member Christian Health Associations in Africa to improve and ensure communities and Healthcare facilities have access to clean and safe water sources. We support the CHAs in designing and implementing projects that ensure the quality and safety of water in the communities and primary healthcare facilities. By providing sustainable water sources, we help reduce waterborne diseases and improve overall health.


ACHAP works in close collaboration with Christian Health Associations in Africa to promote the construction of proper sanitation facilities, such as toilets and latrines, to improve hygiene and prevent the contamination of water sources. The member CHA projects focus on building infrastructure that is culturally appropriate, environmentally friendly, sustainable, and easy to maintain.


ACHAP works together with Christian Health Associations to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and capacity to educate communities and healthcare facility staff about the importance of good hygiene practices, including handwashing, personal hygiene, and menstrual hygiene management. Through workshops, awareness campaigns, and the distribution of hygiene kits, we empower members with the knowledge and tools to lead healthier lives.

Global WASH Days

World Water Day

22nd March
At ACHAP we help CHAs to commemorate World Water Day by raising awareness on the importance of the responsible use of water and access to safe water for everyone.

Menstrual Hygiene Day

28th May
We help CHAs to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day by addressing the significance of menstrual health, tackling social taboos and raising awareness about the challenges faced in accessing menstrual products.

Global Handwashing Day

15th October
We help CHAs to commemorate Global Handwashing Day by raising awareness on the importance of the hand hygiene to health.

World Toilet Day

19th November
We help CHAs to commemorate World Toilet Day by celebrating toilets and raising awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation globally.

WASH/IPC Resources

WASH/IPC Guidelines

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in healthcare facilities are essential for improving quality of care within the context of…


Providing adequate Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Facilities (HCFs) has many benefits, including achieving Sustainable Development Goals…

WASH/IPC Reports

The following resources will look into the progress of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene that has been reported in countries,…

WASH/IPC Trainings

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) are essential for preventing and containing outbreaks of disease.…

WASH/IPC Journals

Providing adequate Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Facilities (HCFs) has many benefits, including achieving Sustainable Development Goals…

ACHAP would like to acknowledge USAID MOMENTUM project for their contribution to the development of this webpage.

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