Saniya So+ Project
The Saniya So+ Project aimed to support an initiative in the District of Banfora by our partners at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Over a period of two years, Saniya So+ contributed to better health outcomes for the population of the area by improving access to safe and inclusive WASH services in 17 health care facilities. More specifically, the project set out to create long-term impact by ensuring that infrastructure investments are also accompanied by Social Art for Behaviour Change interventions as a key driver for lasting change.
In addition, women's economic groups have received entrepreneurship traning linked to WASH-value chain.
This project strengthened governance for WASH services and improve health care providers and patients' access to infrastructure by, among others, constructing/rehabilitating the water supply system in patient areas, prioritizing the maternity wings.
It worked with health care providers and patients on the adoption and maintenance of positive hygiene and sanitation behaviours in health care facility settings, with a particular focus on maternity wards.
It also strengthened the value chain linked to WASH in health care facilities by organizing, among others, entrepreneurship trainings to support local economic growth.
In response to COVID-19, 13,400 people were reached by social art interventions with mascots in HCF and public spaces, 21 high-traffic areas were equipped with mobile handwashing stations, benefitting more than 5,700 people, and 46 health care workers participated in a photo exhibit on the importance of regular handwashing with soap, physical distancing, mask usage and other key hygiene behaviours.