An Assessment of the 2014 to 2016 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme: A Case Study of Bindura Town, Ward 4
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The study assessed the 2014 to 2016 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme: a case study of Bindura town, ward 4. The logic model for programme planning and evaluation was used as the theoretical framework guided by three major elements of the model. These are inputs, outputs and outcomes. The aim of the study was to evaluate and explore how the 2014 to 2016 WASH programme was implemented in ward 4. The objectives were to establish how the WASH programme was implemented in Bindura town, to assess the health benefits from the WASH programme in ward 4, Bindura town and to explore the challenges which were faced by the WASH programme in Bindura town. The study employed a qualitative research approach. The study was both evaluative and exploratory in nature and employed a case study research design that involved a focus group discussion and in-depth interviews. The study involved twenty seven respondents, seven in a focus group discussion, twenty residents and four key informants were involved in in-depth interviews. The study found that the 2014 to 2016 WASH programme implemented in Bindura benefited people in terms of accessing clean water and proper sanitation. Based on the study it is recommended that Bindura Municipality should improve on strategies of sensitisation to men as women participated more, sanitation facilities should be rehabilitated or constructed in schools for effective WASH results, time should not be limited to encourage more participation from both sex and should continue to educate the community about WASH related issues even when there is no programme in place which would have been implemented.