Sanitation and Hygiene Madagascar

Ensuring improved sanitation and hygiene for all remains a major challenge in Madagascar, but innovations from local partners supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) are vigorously helping transform this situation. The national programme supported by GSF in Madagascar is known locally as the “Fond d’Appui pour l’assainissement” (FAA). It is one of the leading programmes in the sector and a driving force in the national movement to end open defecation. The programme was initially present in 14 out of the 22 regions in Madagascar and was expanded in 2014 to the remaining eight regions leading to nation-wide coverage. In this edition of “Tam Tam Express” we journey to rural Madagascar to bring you the latest on a drive to make the country open defecation free (ODF) by 2019. Tune in as we discuss with Matilda Jerneck, Progarmme Support Officer at GSF, about the role of the Global Sanitation Fund in improving the lives of millions through its work in Sanitation & Hygiene.