Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness – WATER announces project in Ashanti Region, Ghana to combat skin diseases Buruli Ulcer, Leprosy and Yaws

Dec. 1, 2020 – Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness and Pure Home WATER (PHW), today announced the funding of a project designed to provide Water, Sanitation and Health and Hygiene solutions to 17 communities with skin disease in Asante Akim North and Sekyere Afram Plains Districts in the Ashanti Region.  The project is being funded by the Spanish NGO Anesvad, and complements an existing skin disease project being undertaken by Ghana Health Service and the World Health Organization, WHO.  The WATER/PHW project is designed to put boreholes in multiple communities, a mechanized system in Drobonso, the capital of Sekyere Afram Plains as well as institutional latrines.  Sekyere Afram Plains is also contributing boreholes and latrines to selected communities as part of the project.  In addition, the project will provide foot powered handwashing stations and ceramic water filters to every clinic, school and classroom in the 17 communities, and as a result will address the existing COVID 19 pandemic.  The project is expected to start immediately and run for 1 year.