Sanitation research update – July 24, 2018

Groundwater quality in opendefecation-free villages (NIRMAL grams) of Kurukshetra district, Haryana, India – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2018 Groundwater is an indispensable natural resource for drinking water, generally in rural areas due to unavailability of treated water. The study was designed to investigate the groundwater quality in nine opendefecation-free (ODF) villages …

Prevalence of open defecation among households with toilets and associated factors in rural south India: an analytical cross-sectional study- Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine …, 2018. Background India’s National Sanitation Mission aims to end open defecation by changing social norms and behaviours coupled with financial subsidies to build toilets. An earlier evaluation in the rural Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu reported …

Household latrine utilization and its association with educational status of household heads in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis –  BMC Public Health, 2018. Most countries are moving off the track to attain the desired coverage for
sanitation set in the sustainable development goals [8–10]. In communities
where access to improved sanitation facilities is low, people are forced …

Water and sanitation, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development –  By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations 6.3

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