Lassa Fever is endemic in certain parts of West Africa, and has a case fatality rate of 69%. The disease is transmitted via rodents, and whilst much research has gone into the treatment, limited information is available on it’s prevention. The DfID funded WASH Facility supported Tulane University and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health & Sanitation to undertake a pilot on prevention, predominantly looking at measures that can be integrated within rural water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.… Read More


Significant progress has been made in rural sanitation in Sierra Leone in recent years using Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). However studies have indicated that toilet usage may not be sustained over time, as the toilets made from local materials may quickly fall into disrepair. The Ministry of Health & Sanitation, together with the International NGO Goal has piloted Sanitation Marketing in a rural area in the east of the country, to promote more durable sanitation products through developing the customer base, product range and private sector supply. This video summarises the approach and lessons learned from this initial pilot in the sector.… Read More


Plastic waste is a major issue in Sierra Leone, and the rate of recycling is very limited in comparison to it’s potential. This 5 minute film shows various ways to convert waste plastic into products that can be locally produced such as paving slabs, plastic weaving, and handbags. The film is based on ‘waste to… Read More


A considerable proportion of households in Sierra Leone lack access to improved water supplies, or wish to have a better level of service than their current public water source provides. Self Supply is a concept whereby households and communities upgrade their water sources using their own finances, rather than waiting for external support. This 20-minute… Read More


Organic waste constitutes an estimated 80% of municipal waste in Sierra Leone. Indiscriminate dumping creates major health and environmental issues, and the value of organic waste as a potential resource is not well appreciated. This 5 minute film shows various ways to convert organic waste into products that can be locally produced, such as compost,… Read More


Poor waste management in Sierra Leone causes major health risks, and materials that could be re-used/recycled and re-sold are wasted. This 5 minute film shows various ways to convert waste metal and rubber into products that can be locally produced such as sieves, graters, domestic stoves, cooking pots, slippers, buckets, motorbike parts, and much more.… Read More


The management of solid waste in Sierra Leone poses major burdens on local councils, and collection and disposal services are often limited. This 20 minute film details the activities and learning from two WASH Facility pilot projects undertaken in the cities of Bo and Makeni. A major component of the projects were how to develop… Read More


The Freetown Urban WASH Consortium consists of five NGOs: ACF, GOAL, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam and Save the Children. It was formed to complement the government’s effort in attaining the millennium development goals (MDGs). This is a short video about the work of the consortium (duration 4.02 min).  … Read More