Where we work
We conduct our activities in 4 countries, where WASH services in primary health care facilities and schools are inadequate and large investments for infrastructure improvement are unlikely in the near future. These include conflict-affected areas, refugee and internally displaced population camps, informal settlements and remote rural areas with poor or failed institutional structures.
Follow the individual project pages below to find out more about the different local contexts and project profiles. For a general overview of the hands4health project activities in the countries, check out the news section below.
News from our project countries
- Focus group discussions – PalestineFGDs in Palestine Promoting hand hygiene is crucial to decrease the transmission of infectious diseases. However, many schools in Palestine lack functional water resources and depend mainly on water trucking as a source… Read More »Focus group discussions – Palestine
- Gravit’eau systems in Nigeria and Burkina FasoGravit’eau systems: an overview Gravit’eau handwashing stations are one of the technologies that will be implemented as part of the hands4health project. These stations were developed by the Gravit’eau Association, FHNW, Tdh and… Read More »Gravit’eau systems in Nigeria and Burkina Faso
- Global Handwashing Day 2021Global Handwashing Day Global Handwashing Day is celebrated each year on October 15th. This global advocacy day raises awareness and understanding on the importance of handwashing with soap and water. It is a… Read More »Global Handwashing Day 2021
- WEDC 2021hands4health at the 42nd WEDC The 42nd WEDC International Conference was held online from 13-15 September, 2021, focusing on the theme of “Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing… Read More »WEDC 2021