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Title: The need of support in communities using EcoSan latrine products in farming for safe practices
Authors: Ntakarutimana, Amans
Bushaija, Emmy
Kagwiza, J.
Rumenge, A.
Tumusiime, D.
Njunwa, K.J.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: NTAKARUTIMANA, A. ... et al, 2018. The need of support in communities using EcoSan latrine products in farming for safe practices. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 3017, 4 pp.
Abstract: A cross sectional mixed method study was conducted in Burera District, one of the pioneer districts in Rwanda using EcoSan latrines and their products in farming, to assess the practice for community health safety. This research involved household interviews and observations, key informants interviews and focus group discussion as data collection methods. The results showed a high appreciation of the use of EcoSan latrine and products for both proper sanitation suitable for the volcanic area and farming as well among study communities. However, the communities aren’t well informed about health risks related to the handling of EcoSan latrine products and this situation coupled with the lack of standard operation procedures and guidelines at community level, explains the noted inconsistency in stabilisation, handling, application of the faeces and urine in farming to prevent potential health risks.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: Unicef Rwanda is recognised for their financial support.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/35885
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