Providing access to water and sanitation in Ghana

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GCI and Pureology have committed to responding together to the global water crisis. As of today, Pureology has supported GCI’s SWGS projects through the construction of 5 ecological latrines units, (each consisting of 6 latrines), 4 rainwater-harvesting systems and 1 mechanized borehole in 5 primary schools in Ghana.

About Water and Sanitation in Ghana

Ghana, one of the most densely populated countries in West Africa has made huge advances in drinking-water provision in the last 20 years. However, sanitation and water-borne diseases remain a major challenge.

  • Access to water and sanitation facilities is low, only 14% of the population has access to improved sanitation (only 8% for rural areas)
  • One in five people still do not have access to safe drinking water
  • As a result, 80% of all diseases in Ghana are caused by dirty water and poor sanitation

School children, especially girls, often walk long distances to fetch water from unsafe sources. These unsafe sources cause recurrent life-threatening conditions, such as bilharzias and diarrhoea, and the lack of facilities in schools, keep children out of the classroom and strip them of their only chance to escape poverty.

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