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Title: Sustaining open defecation free status: the vital role of validation exercise
Authors: Nadar, Kannan
Khan, Farooq A.
Otusanya, Sakiru
Keywords: Latrines
Monitoring
Open defecation
Quality control
Sanitation ladder
Sustainable
Validation
Improved sanitation
WASHCOM
Certification
Community-Led Total sanitation (CLTS)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: NADAR, K., KHAN, F.A. and OTUSANYA, S., 2017. Sustaining open defecation free status: the vital role of validation exercise. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2597, 7pp.
Abstract: UNICEF-Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) and key stakeholders is implementing Community-Led Total sanitation (CLTS) to accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas with good success. Over 8,400 communities have been certified Open Defecation Free (ODF) across 21 States. Sustaining ODF status has never been so important to consolidate the initial success and moving up the sanitation ladder. 10% of randomly selected ODF certified communities are considered for the validation exercise. This exercise has reduced ODF relapse rates from 44% in 2014 to 11% in 2016. This has further improved the quality of CLTS facilitation and an increase in improved latrines. The resources spent on the validation exercise (US$ 6.4 per community) is much less than the funds (US$ 197) required to get the relapsed communities back to ODF.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31515
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