YAD has been active in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for years, and it became one of its primary focus during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015 when all development partners in the country placed special premium on hygiene in the emergency Ebola response operations. Since then, YAD has been gathering knowledge and experience in this special field. Over the years, the organization has constructed water wells and community toilets and conducted sensitization campaigns against bad hygiene practices in rural areas. The organization focuses more on providing basic WASH facilities for the most vulnerable while emphasizing behavioral change campaigns through capacity-building training.
With the support of its partners in Europe and the Middle East, the organization constructs community toilets and solar-powered water stations in diverse communities across the eastern and southern regions and robust grassroots sensation against harmful hygiene practices. The organization also creates Sanitation Management Committees (SMC) and trains Community Hygiene Monitors (CHM) in the targeted communities to serve as supervisors and custodians of the project facilities to ensure future sustainability.