Water and sanitation IFRC partnership, Côte d'Ivoire

Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012

Background

Nestlé has partnered with the Red Cross in its work with local communities improving water and sanitation. The Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation programme is a global drive by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Ivorian Red Cross to raise awareness of the importance of latrines and hand washing, as well as create water management projects such as drilling boreholes and establishing pumps in villages where water is scarce. The outcomes are dramatically lower infant mortality rates and stomach infections from water-borne diseases, but also higher female literacy, a key driver for poverty reduction. Young girls, who used to walk many hours to collect water, now can spend more time in school.

Programme description

Value to Society

Value to Nestlé

Next Steps

UN Millenium Development Goal

  • 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • 4 Reduce child mortality
  • 5 Improve maternal health
  • 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 8 Develop global partnerships