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Public toilets and their customers in low-income Accra, Ghana

Authors: Dorothy PeprahKelly K BakerChristine MoeKatharine RobbNii WellingtonHabib Yakubuand Clair Null

Abstract: Public pay-per-use toilets are the only alternative to open defecation for a significant number of people in many low-income, urban neighbourhoods where insecure tenure, space constraints, and/or cost make private sanitation facilities unfeasible. This study explores public toilet use, characteristics of public toilet customers and possible improvements to public toilet facilities in four neighbourhoods in Accra, Ghana, the country with the highest reliance on shared sanitation facilities globally. READ MORE

UNC 2015: Kate and Suraja present the SaniPath sub-study in Maputo

Kate Robb and Suraja Raj gave a short talk on our Maputo sub-study during the MapSan: Measuring Health Impacts of Urban Sanitation side event this morning at the UNC 2015 Water and Health Conference. The slides are available for download by clicking the image below below—please feel free to drop us a line or send a Tweet our way if you have any questions!