Building Sanitation in Idenau


Idenau Municipality, Cameroon




2018 – Present

Health Concern

WASH, Diarrheal Disease, Open defecation

Project Hypothesis

Analyzing a community’s health status, housing conditions, and existing infrastructure will paint a picture of the community and inform what the priorities and needs are for improving health, sanitation infrastructure, reducing open defecation, and other community improvements.

Project Strategy

Needs assessment evaluating health and sanitation infrastructure conditions.

Project Outcomes

The Needs Assessment allowed AG to understand and illustrate Idenau’s need for adequate sanitation infrastructure and access to clean water. With a needs assessment in hand the municipality has  as proof of their need and actionable recommendations to fundraise towards.

Research Outcomes

The needs assessment analysis showed the following results:
  • 72% of respondents practiced open defecation
  • 85% of respondents strongly agreed that open defecation is bad, and it puts their children at risk of disease
  • 92% of respondents said that drinking water was not available to them year-round
  • 97% of respondents said that they do not have access to a handwashing facility

Project Partners

  • Local Partner — Idenau Municipality


  • Campaign for the Renewal of Older Sewage Systems (CROSS)
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