The SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool is designed to assess risk related to poor sanitation and to help prioritize sanitation investments based on the exposures that have the greatest public health impact.
- Data from simple environmental microbiology methods and behavioral surveys are combined to assess the relative exposure to fecal contamination. Relevant exposure pathways include open drains, drinking water, surface waters, public latrines, soils, wastewater-irrigated produce, and floodwater.
- The SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool automatically generates risk profiles for each pathway using data entered by the user.
- The risk profiles show users which pathways contribute the greatest risk and where interventions may have the greatest impact on reducing exposure to fecal contamination.