SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

How Just a Drop contributes

Access to safe water and sanitation is a major factor in reaching targets for improving global health. Safe water and sanitation together with hygiene practices such as handwashing reduce infant mortality and water-related diseases.

Diarrhoeal diseases are primarily spread through a lack of water, sanitation and hygiene, and are the second biggest single killer of children under five. Just a Drop's clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects reduce diarrhoeal diseases among the communities we work with.

Across our projects we install private, safe and gender-sensitive latrines which promote well-being among girls and women, as do our menstrual hygiene programmes in Uganda.

In health centres in Uganda, like Wakiso Health Centre, we provide piped water, allowing the buildings to operate more safely and hygienically. As well as this, we have built gender-sensitive latrines and incinerators for waste, ensuring that both health and wellbeing are central to the project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of our work. In 2020, our COVID-19 response work reached 151’094 people in Uganda, Zambia and Kenya, teaching communities the importance of good hygiene and social distancing to stop the spread of the deadly virus.