Assessment of Community Led Total Sanitation Uptake in Rural Kenya

by K.N. Ogendo, A.B. Kihara, R.J. Kosgei et al.
East African Medical Journal Vol: 93 No. 10 (Supplement) October 2016

4 pp. 469 kB

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative community led drive to set up pit latrines in rural Kenya with an aim of promoting sustainable sanitation through behaviour change. It’s a behaviour change approach based on social capital that triggers households to build pit latrines without subsidy. The authors found that there was low uptake of CLTS from the triggering phase to the certification phase due to plausible factors such as inadequate monitoring of the CLTS process, inadequate funding of CLTS programming and conflicting work demands on the CLTS facilitators leading to reduced momentum as observed in Uganda.

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