Access to water & sanitation in Ghana for persons with disabilities WEDC

Access to water & sanitation in Ghana for persons with disabilities: Findings of a KAP survey

July 2008

This paper describes a study carried out for the West African Water Initiative (WAWI) in collaboration with WEDC. The study sought to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practices of WAWI partners on issues of disability and accessibility in Water & Sanitation (WATSAN) sector services and programs. The main findings showed that partners were aware of the disadvantages, and lacked experience and technical skill when dealing with issues of persons with disability (PWDs), and recognised that WATSAN facilities were often a problem for them to access.  A range of practical ideas and suggestions were made that could be used to address some of these problems.  The information from the study helped in designing a training workshop for WAWI partners and PWDs, in practical approached to improving accessibilty and inclusion in their WATSAN services and programs.