NHWI strategy is grounded on a vision that seeks to see 100% of Ugandans practicing HWWS at critical moments by 2030.
Every year in Uganda, more than 35,000 children, do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday because of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Handwashing with soap is one of the most effective means of preventing diarrheal diseases, along with safe stool disposal and safe and adequate household water supply. Handwashing with soap at critical moments however is not widely practiced, currently standing at 34.7% according to the Uganda sector performance report 2014/2015.
The Uganda National Hand-washing Campaign (NHWC) was initiated in August 2006 by the National Sanitation Working Group (NSWG), to spearhead handwashing with soap across the country especially among mothers and caregivers of children below 5 years and schoolchildren 6-13 years old. NHWI strategy is grounded on a vision that seeks to see 100% of Ugandans practicing HWWS at critical moments by 2030.