Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) has been proved to be a successful strategy for tackling the challenge of open defecation in poor rural communities across Africa and Asia. This article explores whether a similar approach can be used in peri-urban and urban areas to help co-produce sanitation facilities and services with inputs from communities, duty bearers, and other sanitation stakeholders. It is argued that an urban CLTS approach does not mean a copy and paste of tools and methods which have proved successful in the rural environment but following a set of similar principles.
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Using government data, this brief reports on trends for SBM-Gramin along the following parameters:
• Allocations and expenditures
• Physical progress of toilets built
• Expenditures incurred under Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities
In addition, this brief reports findings from a fund tracking survey (PAISA) conducted in December 2015. The survey covered close to 7,500 Households, spread across 10 districts in 5 states in India.
This PLO article posits that although widely accepted as being one of the most important public health advances of the past hundred years, the contribution that improving sanitation coverage can make to child health is still unclear, especially since the publication of two large studies of sanitation in India which found no effect on child morbidity. The authors hypothesise that the value of sanitation does not come directly from use of improved sanitation but from improving community coverage.
Endline Assessment of UNICEF's PhATS programme in Haiyan-affected areas of the Philippines.
Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). Since its launch in 2008 by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the GSF has been committed to these principles in the sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programmes it supports. However, challenges have been identified in sufficiently addressing these principles, such as disaggregating data by gender to assess progress.
The 18th meeting of the UK's Sanitation Community of Practice was held on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at Loughborough University. The meeting was organised by SanCoP, in partnership with WEDC at Loughborough University, Cranfield University, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Leeds.
SNV in Zambia conducted a workshop under the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene For All Results Programme (SSH4A), funded by DFID, during which a total of 8 masons were trained on the Safi latrine, a technology developed in Tanzania In a bid to provide consumers with affordable and durable latrine technology options.