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ZOA WASH Assessment in Jawzjan (December 2016)


The objective of the assessment is to verify quantitative information on the current status of the WASH situation in Qarqin and Khamab district of Jawzjan. The study aims to quantify the current status of hand washing, water storage practices, accessibility and conditions of water sources, WASH facilities and hygiene practices.


The survey team followed the following methodologies:
-Introductory meeting with local government authorities, Qaryadars and CDCs’ key functionaries for sharing the purpose of the survey
-Transit walk to observe the current WASH situation in the households
-Individual interview with the head of households

Key findings: 

According to result of data collection, 56% of households use safe drinking water from hand pumps and 28% of households use unsafe drinking water from unprotected water sources.
92% (90% in Qarqin and 96% in Khamab) said, they wash their hand with only water after some important occasion. As such, 91% of children in the households have seen unclean. They are in worst personal hygiene conditions.
Practical observations confirm that, 21% of houses in Qarqin and 10% of houses in Khamab were cleaned, no dirt or standing water was seen. In just 1% of houses in both districts, the kitchen hygiene is well.
In addition to hygiene, a contaminated environment and none existent sanitation are other serious cases in both districts. The survey showed that 41% of the surveyed households in Qarqin and 38% of households in Khamab using ordinary latrine, 59% of households in Qarqin and 38% Khamab practice open defecation.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
ZOA International
Participating Organization(s): 
ZOA International