Baseline Survey Factsheet on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Bidre Town, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
This Factsheet presents Bidre town summary of the baseline survey conducted by IRC-WASH as part of the independent monitoring and evaluation of the KfW funded “Durable WASH Solutions to Drought in Southern Ethiopia - Planning for the Future” programme implemented by UNICEF Ethiopia between 2020 and 2025 (referred to as “Three Town Project” in this report).
This town factsheet presents the status of WASH services by the end of 2020 and before implementing the project. It covers water and sanitation services in the town and in selected satellite villages, as well as WASH services in schools and health care facilities. There is no reliable access to sufficient drinking water in the Bidre town. Town water management needs to be strengthened. In the satellite village, open defecation needs to be sustainably eradicated. Marketbased sanitation is suggested to move the communities up the sanitation ladder. Schools and health facilities should get connected to the town water supply systems. Then proper handwashing facilities can be installed in health care centers.