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Pathogen flows: Applying public health principles to urban sanitation – A synthesis of current research, tools and approaches that add the public health perspective back into urban sanitation

CL Moe

World Water Week (August 2017)

At the 2017 World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Christine Moe participated in a presentation that examined the intersection of urban sanitation and public health. Dr. Moe explained the rationale, design, and results of the SaniPath Tool and how public health principles are incorporated to assess risk of exposure to fecal contamination in urban low-income communities. The presentation discussed the value of incorporating public health principles in sanitation tools and how results can be used to influence policy. This event covered “solid and liquid fecal wastes, in sewered and unsewered settings” and aimed to focus on how pathogen flow factors could be incorporated into sanitation action and thinking.

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Translating Sanitation Tool Results to Policy

Emory University, TREND Group, Ghana, Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

40th WEDC International Conference (July 2017) – Side Event

At the 40th WEDC conference in Loughborough, UK, Habib Yakubu and Christine Moe of the SaniPath team hosted a side event with CSE, CSTEP, and TREND that allowed for sharing of experiences related to using sanitation-related tools and data to influence policy and development. The outcome was an engaging discussion about how to best use tools to influence policy by engaging policymakers and by considering how results of tools can inform evidence-based policy recommendations.

FSM Toolbox

CL Moe

4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (February 2017) – Workshop

During FSM4, Dr. Moe helped lead a workshop on the FSM Toolbox project, which highlighted the tools available for key players who are involved in community fecal sludge management. Not only did this workshop point out helpful tools, but also shared information about their one-stop database and “standardized framework for ‘effective implementation’ of FSM projects.”

Exposure to Fecal Contamination in 3 Low-Income Urban Settings: Results from the SaniPath Tool

S Raj, Y Wang, K Robb, H Yakubu, D Berendes, N Wellington, J Ampofo, G Kang, S Roy, A Kartikieyan, J Brown, N Lazaro, B Muneme, I VanHaren, A Kirby, CL Moe

4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (February 2017)

Suraja Raj presented the results from an in-depth two-year investigation of the implementation of the SaniPath tool in Accra, Ghana; Vellore, India; and Maputo, Mozambique, at the FSM4 conference. The main finding from each deployment is that the SaniPath tool can effectively determine the level of risk that each pathway for fecal contamination presents to neighborhood residents, and the proportion of residents that are at risk.   READ MORE

Assessment of Public Health Risks from Unsafe Fecal Sludge Management in Accra, Ghana

H Yakubu, D Berendes, K Robb, A Kirby, Y Wang, J Michiel, B Doe, S Raj, J Ampofo, CL Moe

4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (February 2017)

Habib Yukubu shared the results of a deployment of the SaniPath tool in Accra, Ghana during the 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the tool could be used to characterize city level exposure to fecal contamination using a subset of representative neighborhoods with varying sanitation coverage, population density, and socioeconomic status. Yukubu and his colleagues found that the SaniPath could be a useful tool to determine which exposure pathway presents the greatest risk of exposure to fecal contamination and whether that risk differed between neighborhoods.READ MORE