Scaling-up household water treatment and safe storage through national policy environments and integration strategies

May 6-8, 2013
Convened by Government of Ghana, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Water Institute at UNC


From 6-8 May, the Government of Ghana in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the University of North Carolina organised a regional workshop for government officials from four West African countries (the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to discuss and strategize on developing more supportive policy and effective national strategies for scaling up household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS). Over the course of three days, participants heard from presenters about challenges, solutions and tools to advance policy, practice and knowledge around HWTS. Participants were then divided into country teams and challenged to develop draft national action plans and present their ideas to the whole group. As an added incentive, WHO and UNICEF have offered post-workshop seed funding to government-led country teams to assist in moving forward with components of their national action plans.

Workshop Report | Download

Workshop Overview

  1. Concept note | Download
  2. Programme of activities | Download

Presentations – Day 1

  1. Maggie Montgomery – International Network on HWTS: Focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable | Download
  2. Daniele Lantagne – Evaluating HWTS: From evidence to action – evidence of use and impact | Download
  3. Michael Forson – Scaling up HWTS: The building blocks | Download
  4. Naa Lenason Demedeme – Current status of HWTS in Ghana | Download
  5. Amos Gborie – Current status of HWTS in Liberia | Download
  6. Anna Haffner – Current status of HWTS in the Gambia | Download
  7. Ansumana Sillah – Current status of HWTS in Sierra Leone | Download
  8. Enoch Ofosu – Emergency response and cholera in Ghana | Download
  9. Emma-Joan Halm – WASHSPLASH in Ghana | Download
  10. Ryan Rowe – Integrating safe water and maternal health in Malawi | Download
  11. Mary Kay Jackson – Pure Home Water: Lessons from 4 Mass Distributions of Household-Scale Ceramic Pot Filters | Download
  12. Ajibade Olokun – HWTS implementation in Nigeria | Download

Presentations – Day 2

  1. Worlanyo Siabi – Water safety framework in Ghana | Download
  2. Maggie Montgomery – Household water treatment performance and regulation | Download
  3. Daniele Lantagne – The HWTS M&E toolkit: Work-to-date and way forward | Download
  4. Samuel Amoako-Mensah – Monitoring household drinking water quality through a country survey | Download

Presentations by country teams on draft national action plans – Day 3

  1. Gambia | Download
  2. Ghana #1 | Download
  3. Ghana #2* | Download
  4. Liberia | Download
  5. Sierra Leone | Download

*There were two Ghana presentations due to the high number of participants from that country.

Country Notes

  1. Gambia | Download
  2. Ghana | Download
  3. Liberia | Download
  4. Sierra Leone | Download

Group Work Instructions

  1. Worksheet for Session A & B | Download
  2. Worksheet for Session C & D | Download
  3. Template for final presentation on draft national action plans | Download

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