Where We Work

CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch has been working on WASH in healthcare facilities (HCF) since 2005. Learn more about our work below.

World map showing countries where the WASH program is, or has been, active.

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Burkina Faso
Hilton WASH in HCF Initiative

burkina faso water well

Project term: 2018 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 17

Partners: IRC, Catholic Relief Servicesexternal icon

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Cameroon
GHSA Cholera Preparedness Emergency Management Flagship

Project term: 2016 – 2017 (closed)

Number of facilities: 24

Partners: International Medical Corps

Ethiopia
Hilton WASH in HCF Initiative

destitute people in Ethiopia

Project term: 2018 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 58

Partners: Millennium Water Allianceexternal icon, Ministry of Health, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Food for the Hungry, WaterAid, World Vision, District governments, Amhara Regional government

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Ghana
Hilton WASH in HCF Initiative

Water bucket in Ghana

Project term: 2018 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 7

Partners: IRC, World Vision, Asutifi North District Assembly, District Health Office

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Water4 district-wide safe water coverage initiative

Rainwater collection system

Project term: 2019 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 23

Partners: Water4, Access Development, Wassa East District Assembly, District Health Office

Funding: Water4, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Haiti
PRISMA 2 WASH in HCFs Evaluation

Project term: 2019 (closed)

Number of facilities: 34

Partner: Centre de coopération international en santé et développement (CCISD)

Funding: One Drop Foundationexternal icon

Kenya
Acceptability and impact of improved sanitation in healthcare facilities

Project term: 2019 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 37

Partners: Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)external icon, Kenyan Ministry of Health

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Evaluation of Container-based sanitation in Kenya

Project term: 2019 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 1

Partners: Sanivationexternal icon

Funding: USAID/CDC

WASH in HCF initiative

Project term: 2019 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 27

Partners: Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)external icon

Funding: VOx Impuls

WASH in HCF initiative

Project term: 2005 – 2019 (closed)

Number of facilities: 279

Partners: CARE Kenya, Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)external icon, Kenyan Ministry of Health, Christian Health Association of Kenya, UNICEF, Proctor & Gamble Co., CARE Kenya

Mali
Hilton WASH in HCF initiative - Water Aid

Mali water well

Project term: 2015 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 32

Partners: WaterAid, WHO

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Hilton WASH in HCF initiative - World Vision

Project term: 2017 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 33

Partners: World Vision, WHO, Direction National de la Santé/Ministry of Health

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Niger
Hilton WASH in HCF initiative - World Vision

Project term: 2020 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 15

Partner: World Vision, WHO, IRC

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Tanzania
PATH-MOHCDGEC WASH in HCF project

Project term: 2017 – ongoing

Number of facilities: 103

Partners: PATH, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children

Uganda
Hilton WASH in HCF initiative - IRC

buildings in Uganda

Project term: 2018 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 40

Partners: IRC, District Health Office

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Alcohol-based handrub evaluation

Project term: 2018 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 30

Partners: Infectious Disease Institute (IDI)external icon, IRC, District Health Office

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Hilton WASH in HCF initiative - Water for People

Project term: 2017 – ongoing

Number of Facilities: 63

Partners: Water for Peopleexternal icon, Kamwenge District Government

Funding: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the CDC Foundation

Zambia
WASH in rural HCF project

Project term: 2010 – 2011 (closed)

Number of Facilities: 150

Partners: Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ministry of Health

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided support for WASH in healthcare facilities projects at CDC since 2005.