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Model village approach: case of Kamwenge District

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Diana Keesiga, Grace Kanweri, Brenda Achiro, Cate Nimanya
A model African country is made up of model villages. Every home in a village should have all the requirements of hygiene and sanitation and also; the line community should have a water source that has all the requirements of appropriate O&M as safe water is a key complimentary element of ideal hygiene and sanitation and vice versa. This has been done through village hygiene and sanitation improvement campaigns in Kamwenge District through District and Sub County Health Inspectorate teams through the model village approach. The key elements contributing to the success of the approach are; strong engagement with the local government leaders, inclusiveness of the sanitation committees, political willingness and continuous monitoring. This has resulted in increased access to sanitation and presence and use of handwashing facilities.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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KEESIGA, D. ... et al, 2017. Model village approach: case of Kamwenge District. 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 2778, 6pp.

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2017

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