Created in 2011, the SWSC brings together eight
Swiss organizations implementing jointly a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
(WASH) programme in Africa and South Asia. Besides providing access to
WASH services to over 850,000 people in communities, 160,000 students in
schools, and 1.6 million patients in health care facilities, it also
proved successful in experience-sharing and learning, as well as
strengthening the Swiss profile in advocacy and policy dialogue. The
development of the Blue Schools kit was a major achievement of the Consortium and demonstrates how joining forces can yield greater impact.
completing two successful phases, Phase 3 has just been launched, with
WASH in institutions as an entry point to increase water and sanitation
coverage. The focus is on rolling out SWSC's signature approaches (Blue
Schools and WASH in Health Care Facilities) and to build solid evidence
of their effectiveness for further advocacy.
A child washing his hands in a Blue School in Benin (EPECS project, Helvetas)