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Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria Project (SHAWN 2) Operational Research Scoping Study

Field of Expertise:
Social Values and Determinants of Health; Social determinants; Water/ sanitation
Narrative description of project:
SHAWN II builds on the most effective components of SHAWN I. The UK has allocated £92.61 million of aid over a 5-year period (1 March 2014 – 30 November 2018), for SHAWN II channeled through UNICEF. SHAWN II seeks to increase sustainability, integrate with other DFID health, education and governance programmes; and generate evidence and knowledge on WASH. The project scope has also increased from the initial four states of Katsina, Bauchi, Jigawa and Benue: to include two new States: Zamfara and Kaduna.
SHAWN II aims to help 7 million people gain access to improved sanitation, hygiene and water supply. In addition, the project will ensure that 3,500 schools and 1,200 health centres have adequate functioning WASH facilities. Improved personal, domestic and environmental hygiene (Total Sanitation) will be promoted as part of the package.
It also has an operational research component which aims to identify evidence gap on programme implementation.