Sanitation and Hygiene for Institutions and Households

Limited access to adequate sanitation infrastructure as well as unsafe hygienic conditions is a severe development obstacle for Tanzania. An estimated 65% of the Tanzanian population still uses unimproved sanitation facilities, according to WHO/UNICEF 2014. The Tanzanian sanitation sector suffers from limited political commitment, low resource allocation as well as a fragmented institutional framework.

The working area focuses on:

  1. The development of scalable sanitation solutions for urban and peri-urban areas, including public places
  2. Improved WASH in Schools
  3. The improvement of sector coordination between responsible line Ministries (PMO-RALG, MoW, MoHSW, MoEVT) 

We believe that in order to remedy the situation joint efforts are needed, that is why we coordinate our activities closely with other Development Partners in the frame of the Development Partners Group Water (Sanitation Sub-group).


Tested and widespread schemes for sustainable sanitation and hygiene solutions are available, with a focus on the urban poor.

Currently supported activities include:

  • Implementation of the “Fit for School” approach (in collaboration with UNICEF), focusing on implementing hand washing as a daily routine and on generally improved school management 
  • Development of a city-wide sanitation approach in Moshi
  • At National level, support to the sanitation sub-sector governance and coordination

Previous activities include:

  • Implementation of a school sanitation project in cooperation with KfW from 2009 to 2011 in Mbeya (involving 14 schools) reaching 5000 people
  • Support to the implementation of the Wash United Campaign (combining football and sanitation) in 2011/2012, reaching 7000 people 
  • Participation in national events like the Global Handwashing Day commemoration