Sanitation Solutions (SanSol) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as an NGO in Ghana. It was formed in October 2011 by an international team of eight volunteers, all of whom share a common commitment to help improve health and sanitation in the developing world. SanSol is affiliated to the Millennium Promise Alliance in Ghana.Inappropriate sanitation and poor hygiene practices at the household level cause severe environmental pollution and pose a substantial health risk. It is estimated that in Ghana only 13% of the population have access to improved household sanitation facilities that meet WHO standards. This is highly correlated to the premature death from diarrhoea each year of approximately 19,000 Ghanaians, including 5,100 children under 5. Annual health care costs from inadequate sanitation in the country is estimated at 420 million GHC (223 million US$) (Worldbank/WSP). Additionally, uncontrolled sanitary waste disposal represents a significant soil nutrient loss.