African Cities for the Future (ACF) Programme launched in Madagascar
On Thursday 16th December 2011, the ACF Programme was officially launched in Madagascar.
The launch was held at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo. It was attended by representatives from the USAID Madagascar Mission, representatives from WSUP, CARE, WaterAid and WWF, the Mayor of the two Communes, the Community Development Committees, and other USAID WASH Programmes.
ACF is a multi-country program for the urban poor in cities of five countries in Africa. In Madagascar, the objectives are to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in two Communes, Andranonahoatra and Bemasoandro, where about 30% of the population lack access to drinking water, and where many people have health problems because of unsafe water and poor sanitation.
The ACF project will provide approximately 15,750 people with access to an improved water supply, 6,600 people with access to improved sanitation and 61,000 people will be reached through health and hygiene promotion.
Press coverage from the ACF launch
- Midi-Madagasikara - WSUP: Meilleure hygiène et accès à l'eau potable à Bemasoandro et Andranonahoatra
- L'Express de Madagascar - Deux communes ont accès à l'eau potable
- Madagascar Matin - Eau et assainissement - Un projet pour le milieu urbain
- Read more about the ACF Programme
Photo: David Schaub-Jones