Maintaining school water, sanitation, and hygiene services

Updated - Thursday 16 August 2012

The provision and quality of school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Kenya greatly varies over time based on how much attention and resources are given to maintenance. Many schools cannot fund necessary supplies such as water treatment solution or soap. A national monitoring system for school WASH is necessary to keep school officials accountable for WASH investments. Collaboration among parents, students, teachers and government officials is needed to ensure that schools have safe water, clean latrines, and good hygiene behaviours over the long term.