The One WASH National Programme (OWNP) was created by the government of Ethiopia in response to the challenges of improving water, sanitation and hygiene throughout the country. The Module begins by asking the question: why do we need the OWNP?
In this study session you will be introduced to the concept of WASH and learn about its meaning and significance. You will identify the reasons why it matters to human health and economic development. In addition, you will also be introduced to the OWNP, the challenges the WASH sector was facing prior to the development of the Programme and how the OWNP aims to tackle those challenges