Where it has been introduced, CLTS has been integrated with other development initiatives. Besides ending open defecation, the focus is on a more comprehensive package which includes wastewater management, solid waste disposal, overall hygiene and more. The approach has also been modified in some countries to ‘School-led Total Sanitation (SLTS)’, whereby schools are the prime drivers in achieving ODF status. This has widened the spread of CLTS and its impact, both among adults and children. Plan, Water Aid and UNICEF have become important disseminators and champions of CLTS. Today, it is present in many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, it has taken root in 28 countries and gained the support of decision makers and professionals, who have recognised it as a successful, cost-effective approach and have issued a declaration to urge governments to take more decisive steps to ensure ODF environments among local communities.
- Ingredients for Improving Sanitation – in the Context of Ethiopia, with Potential for Application in Developing Countries - by: F H Mughal February 18, 2018Ingredients for Improving Sanitation – in the Context of Ethiopia, with Potential for Application in Developing Countries Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of coverage for improved water and sanitation in the world. Nearly 54 per cent of households have access to an improved source of drinking water. Among rural households 57 per cent lack access to an im […]
- Sampling feces -- technique and ethics! - by: muench February 18, 2018Dear Stuart, Very interesting! Sampling fresh feces is completely different to sampling wastewater or fecal sludge since it's so much "closer to source". You mentioned an ongoing research project at UKZN. Is it this one?: www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/projects/database/details/393 Standard Methods for the Analysis of Faecal Sludge 2016 - 201 […]
- Linkage of Pit latrine usage and pollution of groundwater - by: F H Mughal February 18, 2018Dear Mr. Aminu, Please have a look at the attached publication. Regards, F H Mughal
- Solar treatment of feces? - by: hajo February 17, 2018Hi Tore, by coincidence I just returned from Namibia where we ran some trials heating/drying FS from Otji-UDDTs. We put a black 90L container with cover and containing about 40 L FS into a metal lined box (approx. 1 x 1 x1 m3) covered with a glass and into the glaring Namibian sun. We measured temperatures in the box, in the container and in the FS and had t […]
- Renaming and updating the WG7 in light of Agenda2030 - by: scottchen February 17, 2018Claudia: Sustainable WASH and Gender Equality in Institutions, is better, I think. SDGs should be the first priority for all countries. best wishes Scott
- Ingredients for Improving Sanitation – in the Context of Ethiopia, with Potential for Application in Developing Countries - by: F H Mughal February 18, 2018