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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!

 

Characterizing Determinants of Hand Contamination in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana

T Osborne, K Robb, J Ampofo, K Baker, D Berendes, C Null, H Reese, Y Wang, H Yakubu, and CL Moe
UNC Water and Health 2015 (October 2015)

This poster was prepared by Taylor Osborne. The poster presents a sub-study of SaniPath Phase 1 in Accra, Ghana, which assessed the correlation between E. coli and enterococci handrinse concentrations in different urban settings. This poster was presented at the 2015 UNC Water & Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. The annual conference is hosted by the UNC Water Institute focuses on “drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.”

Neighborhood Structure, Household Behaviors, and Their Effects on Spatial Clustering of Risk of Exposure to Fecal Contamination in Urban Flood Areas

D Berendes, D Beno, J Clennon, BC Ghale, A Gunasekaran, G Kang, A Kartikeyan, A Kirby, JS Kumar, VR Mohan, S Raj, S Roy, H Yakubu, and C Moe
UNC Water and Health 2015 (October 2015)

David Berendes presented results from the SaniPath study site in Vellore, India that demonstrated how spatial analyses could be a powerful tool for visualizing risk and prioritizing interventions to reduce exposure to fecal contamination in urban environments. The goal of this study was to understand the potential drivers of spatial clustering of risk of exposure to fecal contamination in urban flooding areas.