Access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation for rural and peri-urban communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Atlas 2017 is the annual report of the National Healthy School and Village Program (PNEVA) which aims to provide and maintain facilities in the field of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) in villages and rural and peri-urban schools in the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This program has been implemented since 2008 as part of a technical and financial partnership between the Ministries of Public Health and Primary Education, Secondary and Professional and UNICEF.
This year, the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education and all partners, including the WASH Consortium DRC, the Swift Consortium and IMA World Health which are also funded by DFID, collectively committed to producing the Atlas 2017. This is to reaffirm the national character of the PNEVA and show the results achieved by the different partners, support future planning, strengthen coordination and reporting to better document progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to strengthen advocacy for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in rural and peri-urban areas.