Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS)

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This document (2011) by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan, sets out the national sanitation policy of Pakistan’s Approach for Total Sanitation (PATS).

The Pakistan Approach for Total Sanitation (PATS) aims towards achieving and sustaining an open defecation free environment both in rural and urban context with clear emphasis towards behavior change and social mobilization enhancing the demand side of sanitation. The approach endorses the use of a number of branded total sanitation models which include:

  • Community Led Total Sanitation
  • School Led Total Sanitation
  • Component Sharing
  • Sanitation Marketing
  • Disaster Response

The above models may be adopted by the provincial and local governments in accordance to what suits best in their local context and in accordance with the reinforcement values of PATS.

Download the PATS document

Date: 2 March 2015