CMD has been providing WASH services to people in different communities through hand pump drillings, maintenance and repairs, hand dug wells and water reservoirs establishments, water purification, chlorine tablets distributions to most vulnerable communities in South Sudan.  CMD has trained local pump mechanics, water management committee members/WMCs and hygiene promoters in each of the field location as a mechanism aimed at building resilience and to enhance the capacity of communities.

With this programme, CMD in collaboration with partners address water, sanitation and hygiene and public health needs in both rural and urban areas of our operations. Drills and installs water boreholes, water systems, hand pumps, hand dug wells, water reservoirs and rehabilitates water points in towns and villages to eliminate water related diseases and enhance public access to safe and accessible drinking water. We promote far-reaching communities’ sanitation and hygiene services; increase community skills and build WASH service providers and health workers capacity to uphold WASH facilities and safeguard proper environmental care, protection and preservation.

 

• CMD coordinates and convenes monthly meetings with key stakeholders at National, State, County, Payam, Boma and Village levels including inline county officials, WASH actors, community leaders aiming at agreeing on a consolidated approach aimed at reaching both vulnerable male and female groups equally with WASH services. These community meetings were first held in Juba, Ayod, Duk and Nyirol counties’ headquarters in August 2012 and have been continuing.

• CMD organizes awareness campaigns at National, State, County, Payam, Boma and Village levels which include WASH banners, flyers, stickers and posters in local dialects, outdoor publicity campaigns, institutional based campaigns well suited for both children, women and men aimed at inducing behavioral change towards safe hygiene practices to households including door to door campaigns.

 

• Rehabilitation of boreholes with spare parts and supplies obtained from UNICEF’s hubs in the County, State and National levels. Provide water treatment tablets and soap to vulnerable households to reduce instances of unsafe water consumptions especially amongst communities reporting high levels of malnutrition and poor health focusing on households with expectant mothers, lactating mothers and malnourished children.

 

• In the past years, CMD has trained 6,875 (48% female) WASH service providers who include hygiene promoters, county WASH officials, volunteers, pump mechanics, PTAs, community and religious leaders and water management committees based on standard SPHERE manuals approved by United Nations’ agencies led Clusters system in South Sudan.