Baseline Survey Factsheet on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Doyo Gena Town, SNNPR, Ethiopia
This Factsheet presents Doyo Gena 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 2020-2025 (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. Reliable access to sufficient drinking water is a major challenge in Doyo Gena town. Poor households rely mostly on surface water, so the project intervention needs to have a pro-poor approach. In schools and health facilities access to reliable water supply is a major challenge and they should get connected to the town water supply systems. Sanitation coverage varies between rural and urban areas. The quality of existing sanitation and handwashing facilities is poor and market-based sanitation will be part of the intervention to move households up the sanitation ladder.