About    This report by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) confirms that advances continue to be made towards greater access to safe drinking-water. Progress in relation to access to basic sanitation is however insufficient to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of… Read More


This document is the second of a three-volume report commissioned by GOAL Sierra Leone (GOAL) and funded by the UK Department for International Development (UK-DFID) to evaluate the sanitation market in the vulnerable communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This volume provides an assessment of the faecal sludge emptying services in Freetown.… Read More


This report was commissioned by GOAL Sierra Leone to assess the sanitation market in the vulnerable communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is intended to contribute to and support GOAL’s activities under the Freetown Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Consortium programme funded by UK Department for International Development (UK-DFID). This first of three volumes is focused on evaluating the demand for sanitation facilities and services in vulnerable communities as well as the communication channels used in Freetown. The consequent volumes examine faecal sludge emptying services and the supply of sanitary facilities and services in Freetown.… Read More


The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines to the staff of the Waste Management Department and Bo Town Council as a whole on their roles, responsibilties and implementation of the department’s activieis. The document serves as a roadmap for the proper implementation of the department’s operational and financial responsibilties.… Read More


Resources and Waste Advisory Group (RWA) has been engaged by the DFID funded WASH Facility (Adam Smith International), under the leadership and direction of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MoHS), to produce distilled, summarised versions of the Integrated National Waste Management Policy (INWMP) and National Integrated National Waste Management Strategic Plan (INWMSP).… Read More


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