WASH - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are 3 areas that are interdependent, and so the absence of one definitely affects the others. There must be a deliberate effort to ensure the right interventions are introduced to help improve the negative WASH situation in the country. A significant proportion of diarrhoea diseases can be prevented through safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and hygiene.



Open defecation is wide spread in Ghana, it is estimated that 3 out of every 5 Ghanaians, attend to natures call in either the bush, drains, beaches, or at rubbish dump sites. This is because many lack proper and hygienic toilet facilities, thus compounding the issue of sanitation in the country. TFHO through WASH has introduced SATO PAN which is positioned as a safe, affordable , convenient and smart toilet targeted at the Ghanaian population currently using outdated toilets(open pit latrines etc.), or without toilets at all.

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The need for safe water in Ghana is significant, this is because nearly 10 million of the 25million population of Ghana, lack access to safe drinking water especially in the peri-urban to rural areas. Most of these people rely on rivers, ponds, streams etc. for water. TFHO under SIFPO 2, is collaborating with both the Public & Private sector to distribute Water Treatment Tablets to help households purify water before drinking.

Sato Pan

What it is?

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A plastic device with a unique self-sealing flap that offers safe, affordable and durable solutions for a better and more hygienic toilet experience. Provides airtight seal against odours and flying insects that can spread germs and diseases.

What to expect


What it is?

A chlorine-based tablet that makes water clean for everyday use. Destroys 99.99 % of viruses, bacteria and giardia within 30 minutes in non-turbid water

How to use Aqua tabs

  • Use one 67mg Aqua tabs Tablet to treat 20 liters of water.
  • Filter cloudy water and drop 2 tablets before use.
  • Wait for 30 minutes before using the water.
  • Keep treated water in a clean container and cover to avoid recontamination.


  • Ensure water is treated with water treatment tablets always. Even clean water may contain micro-organisms that can cause dangerous diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, amoebiasis and many others.
  • Do not swallow tablets.

Side Effects

No negative side effects with correct usage of water treatment tablets.

Key points to note

  • Clean water for everyday use.

  • Safe drinking water for the whole family.

  • Helps to eradicate water-borne diseases.

  • Can be used for drinking, cooking, washing (hands), fruits, vegetables, brush teeth etc.

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