Project CLEAR has provided implementation support to 11 out of 26 regions.
The Government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is implementing phase two of the National Sanitation Campaign (NSC II)- ‘Usichukulie Poa, Nyumba ni Choo’. The campaign was launched on 7th December 2017 by Hon. Samia S. Hassan, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania and aims to ensure that all households in every region and district have access to improved toilets and practice handwashing with soap at critical moments.
In ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the campaign to a wider range of the population, the Ministry through Project CLEAR provided implementation support to different regions and the respective LGAs. Regions that have been provided with implementation support include Morogoro, Tanga, Dodoma, Mbeya, Songwe, Kagera, Geita, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu and Shinyanga.
The implementation support team;
- Engaged Regional and LGA executive officials (RC, RAS, DC, and DED) in the planning, delivery and following up of the campaign at the regional and LGA level.
- Engaged Councilors, Ward Executive Officers, Village Executive Officers and Village Chairpersons at ward and village level.
- Coordinated Direct Consumer Contact (DCC) events/roadshows that were conducted at ward level to trigger communities to construct and use improved toilets.
- Distributed collateral materials (branded notebooks, T-shirts, Kangas, Reflector vests and flags) to various stakeholders to ensure the campaign message visible to people in a wider coverage.
- Engaged different mass media (radio, TV, and digital media (WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) options at national, regional and LGA level to deliver campaign messages to a broader range of population
Project CLEAR ensured that the DCC events were conducted inwards that had the lowest coverage of improved toilets. LGAs and Regions were engaged from planning to delivery and in the follow up of commitments. The implementation support also ensured larger crowds of people attended the DCC events and that leaders were proud to make achievable commitments.