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Making Academic Research Useful for Practitioners

The SaniPath Tool has been developed through rigorous research by Dr. Christine Moe and her team at the Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. However, to date, there has been limited application of the tool and use of the information gathered to inform investments and interventions aimed at improving sanitation. In order to improve the SaniPath Tool, the Emory team formed an Advisory Committee to seek input on how to effectively use the findings and recommendations from the SaniPath Tool to influence urban sanitation investments, policies, and programs to benefit the urban poor. The Advisory Committee is made up of leaders in the urban sanitation field from development banks, universities, and funding agencies as well as government programmers, practitioners, and policy makers.

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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