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The main purpose of this report is to reflect with key stakeholders involved in trying to scale up HWTS in Ghana (as part of the Safe Water Phase II) on what happened.

A consortium of partners, including Antenna, IRC, WHO, and the Swiss Development Cooperation have been exploring ways to scale up household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) in Ghana as part of the Safe Water Phase II Programme (2015-2018). Key activities in Ghana as part of Safe Water Phase II include an assessment of the HWTS landscape in Ghana by Marion Kyomuhendo in 2010. A market assessment of HWTS options in Ghana by Roshini George in 2015 and a study by iDE in 2016 to understand the situation around household water treatment in northern Ghana. In 2016, iDE presented the report 'Understanding household water treatment in northern Ghana' to stakeholders in Accra.

One of the key outcomes has been that although the potential for HWTS in Ghana seems apparent, the demand for HWTS by both the users and the government (i.e. enabling environment) and the context (i.e. the wider WASH sector) need to be better understood in order to determine how to (or not) best scale up HWTS in Ghana.

The report was produced by IRC for the Safe Water Phase II Programme.

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