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CARE's Learning Tour Visits Water and Sanitation Projects in Ghana
Posted by: Katherine Porter on January 17, 2012 at 1:16PM EST
Giulia McPherson is traveling in Liberia and Ghana on a CARE Learning Tour, a comprehensive, multi-day tour for policymakers and those who can influence policy to gain firsthand knowledge of the core issues poor communities face. She is the Deputy Director for Citizen Advocacy with CARE USA’s Policy and Advocacy Unit. To learn more about the Learning Tours Program, please visit: www.care.org/learningtours.
Unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene are major causes of diarrhea among children under five in Ghana. About 5.5 million people in Ghana – more than half of the urban population – live in slum settlements. Due to the informal nature of these settlements, water supply and sanitation services are inadequate.
On the last day of this CARE Learning Tour, the delegation visited programs that provide effective health care solutions, including the Queen Mothers Association, which focuses on clean water hygiene practices in the Western region of Ghana.
[Hand Washing Station within the Marketplace]