SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 25 May 2016 01:21:20 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Duncan Mara article on shared sanitation - by: Doreen
I agree with Duncan Mara. It is ridiculous to say that shared toilets are not considered as improved sanitation and I simply don't understand how this was thought about.

Shared sanitation facilities are paramount in low income urban areas and it is totally wrong to say that they are mostly unhygienic. The expectation that each family will have one toilet in a plot is just not feasible. Taking into consideration that many plots e.g. in Kenya have approximately 5 families living within the plot and there is very very limited space.

Sometimes I have the feeling that the people who actually contributed to some of these policy's/ SDG's have no background information on what is actually happening on the ground.

Best regards,

Shared toilets, community toilets, public toilets, mobile toilets (container-based or with bags) Tue, 24 May 2016 06:20:44 +0000
Duncan Mara article on shared sanitation - by: campbelldb
Shared sanitation: to include or to exclude? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2016) 110 (5): 265-267. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trw029

Just over 600 million people used shared sanitation in 2015, but this form of sanitation is not considered ‘improved sanitation’ or, in the current terminology, ‘basic sanitation’ by WHO/UNICEF, principally because they are typically unhygienic.

Recent research has shown that neighbour-shared toilets perform much better than large communal toilets.

The successful development of community-designed, built and managed sanitation-and-water blocks in very poor urban areas in India should be adapted and adopted throughout urban slums in developing countries, with a caretaker employed to keep the facilities clean.

Such shared sanitation should be classified as ‘basic’, sometimes as ‘safely-managed’, sanitation, so contributing to the achievement of the sanitation target of the Sustainable Development Goals.]]>
Shared toilets, community toilets, public toilets, mobile toilets (container-based or with bags) Mon, 23 May 2016 14:16:37 +0000