Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh
Bangladesh with a particular focus on 6 different hard-to-reach agro-ecological zones
NGO Forum for Public Health
Start Date January 2013 Expected End Date December 2016
The overall objective of the Action will be “To contribute to improved Public Health”among the target communities from the six different hard-to-reach geo-physical areas through the reduction of water and excreta-borne diseases, productivity losses and health burden among the target communities and, thereby contributing to an overall improvement in the Public Health conditions of the vulnerable population living in the hard-to-reach areas.
The overall objective of the Action will be “To contribute to improved Public Health” among the target communities from the six different hard-to-reach geo-physical areas through the reduction of water- and excreta-borne diseases, productivity losses and health burden among the target communities and, thereby contributing to an overall improvement in the Public Health conditions of the vulnerable population living in the hard-to-reach areas.
The specific objective of the Action is to ensure “Good governance in promotion of pro-poor safe and sustainable water supply and sanitation services”. The purpose of the Action will be to provide support to the improved access to sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices among the un-served and marginalised rural communities living with different geo-physical vulnerabilities. Apart from establishing community-managed and community-owned water and sanitation programmes, the Action will strengthen capacity of the LGIs (LAs), service providers, PSOs (Private Sector Operators) and the members of the community groups and encourage participation, accountability and transparency among the stakeholders to promote effective and efficient service delivery in terms of water supply and sanitation services for the vulnerable poor from the hard-to-reach areas.
Areas – 59 selected hard-to-reach and poverty-focused unions, from 27 upazilas and 25 districts under 7 administrative divisions
Specific Districts – Panchagar, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Chapai Nawabganj, Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Sunamganj, Tangail, Narshingdi, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, Kushtia, Chuadanga, Comilla, Noakhali, Satkhira, Patuakhali, Barguna, Khagrachari, Rangamati, Bandarban & Chittagong.
Result 1 – Capacity of Local Government Institutions (LGI) and Civil Society enhanced for facilitating effective delivery of safe water supply and environmental sanitation services.
Result 2 – Increased access to safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices for reducing health burden among poor and vulnerable communities in rural hard-to-reach areas.
Result 3 – Increased sensitization of relevant actors, service providers, LGIs and other relevant stakeholders in the importance of effective water supply and sanitation services.
The Action is expected to contribute to improved Public Health by reducing mortality and morbidity caused by water- and excreta-borne diseases. The Action will complement the UN declaration on access to water as a human right (2010) and the National Strategy for Water and Sanitation for Hard to Reach Areas of Bangladesh.
The Action will have an impact on target groups and final beneficiaries throughout its expected results and spill over effects. Particular attention to the final beneficiaries will be given under the Result-2 and attention to the target groups will be prioritized in Result-1 and Result-3.