Currently, the water and sanitation sector in Ghana focuses on initiatives like hand washing with soap, household water treatment safe storage and menstrual hygiene management. The Ghana Demographic and Health Survey reveals that while more than half of Ghanaian households have a designated place for washing hands, only about one household out of every five has water or other cleansing agents available at home.
Washing hands with soap is important. It is one of the most effective measures against diarrhoea and other sanitation- related illnesses. In recent years, following the Community-led Total Sanitation approach, nearly every new household’s latrine has a hand washing facility.