Assessment of the Acceptability and Feasibility of Child Potties for Safe Child Feces Disposal in Rural Bangladesh

by Faruqe Hussain, Stephen P. Luby, Leanne Unicomb et al.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 97, Issue 2, August 2017, pp. 469 – 476

8 pp. 157 kB

Indiscriminate defecation among young children and the unsafe disposal of their feces increases fecal contamination in the household environment and the risk of diarrheal disease transmission. Improved sanitary technology for children too young to use a latrine may facilitate safe feces disposal and reduce fecal contamination in the household environment. The authors assessed the acceptability and feasibility of child potties in rural Bangladesh in 2010. Their team introduced child potties into 26 households for 30 days, and conducted semistructured interviews, group discussions, and observations to assess the acceptability and feasibility of their use for parents and children.

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