RUFA Sanitation Program (environment)

One out of every five Ghanaians defecates in the open, and about 90% of all our excreta ends up in streams and rivers; these rivers and streams become the main source of drinking water for most rural areas. Lack of proper sanitation can lead to the outbreak of diseases.  A clean environment will keep us all healthy and safe from diseases including cholera, malaria, typhoid fever, and other communicable diseases. Children, and particularly girls, are denied their right to education because schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. The RUFA sanitation program seeks to educate the people on good sanitation practices and provide them with solutions to properly manage it.