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Desk Review Study of Urban WASH Impacts: Research on the Relationship of Population Density…

Desk Review Study of Urban WASH Impacts: Research on the Relationship of Population Density and Neighborhood-Level Sanitation Access to Fecal-Associated Health Impacts

RFA#:WASH2013-002 traction

  • Status:Current
  • Posted:March 18, 2013
  • Questions Due:Monday, April 1, 2013, 5:00pm (EST)
  • Applications Due:Monday, April 29, 2013, 5:00pm (EST)

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund research involving the secondary analysis of data that will more fully characterize the relative health impact (i.e., diarrheal diseases, STH infections, and anthropometric measures in children) of sanitation coverage in areas marked by high population densities compared to those with lower population densities.

The TRAction Project anticipates making one or more awards of approximately 50,000-100,000 USD each to achieve the purpose of this RFA.

Results of this research will be shared with national decision-makers, program implementers, researchers, and other stakeholders to promote learning and inform the targeting of sanitation interventions.

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Appendix E_TEMPLATE SubAgreement Template.pdf 139.19 KB
budget template.xls 153 KB

Poor sanitation in Indonesia hits kids hard

Jan 27, 2011 – Changing a mindset is easier said than done.

In Indonesia, public awareness of the importance of hygiene remains low. About 30 percent of the total population of about 240 million, for example, still practice open defecation, according to government figures.

Experts point out that insufficient sanitation management and poor awareness of hygiene practices have led to preventable diseases, and children are among those affected most.

About 18.6 percent of children in Indonesia suffer from malnutrition and diseases such as respiratory infections and diarrhea, according to MercyCorps, a nongovernmental organization working to reduce urban poverty.

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