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Burkina Faso

Saniya So+ Project

This projet's aim is to support Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Facilities in Burkina Faso.
Targeted population
2 years
2020 to 2022
Commune of Banfora
Burkina Faso
Partners involved
One Drop thanks Espace Culturel Gambidi, the executing partner, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Financial Partner and Ministère de la Santé, Ministère de l’eau et l’Assainissement du Burkina Faso and Commune de Banfora, for making this life-changing work possible!
Our key strategies

The Saniya So+ Project aims to support an ongoing project in the District of Banfora by our partners at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. It will to contribute 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 will look 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 will receive entrepreneurship traning linked to WASH-value chain.

A·B·C for Sustainability

This project aims to strengthen 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.

Behaviour change
It will work 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 aims to 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.


119,030 people

were impacted by the Sanyia So+ project in 2021.

8 health care facilities

were reached with better WASH services, in 2021.
Portraits to promote heathly behaviours

Our previous project in Burkina Faso

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