Providing water and sanitation services to people who live in rural areas or informal settlements or simply aren’t connected to pipes is a complex business. Needlessly so. Social distancing? Queuing for water in Sahel Region of Burkina Faso. Photo: IRC Burkina Faso
IRC Ghana, at both the national and district level, is helping partners to raise awareness that strong water and sanitation systems and appropriate hygiene behaviours are critical in the fight against the pandemic.
A panel discussion hosted by IWA explores alternative and innovative measures and includes panellists from major organisations that are present on the ground ramping up assistance. Juste Nansi, IRC Country Director in Burkina Faso, is one of the panellists.
Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have put in place a number of measures around drinking water and sanitation in the fight against the coronavirus. But have the needs of the most vulnerable people really been taken into account? Are they able to cope during this pandemic?