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dc.contributor.authorOkurut, Kenan
dc.contributor.authorKulabako, R. N.
dc.contributor.authorAdogo, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorChenoweth, J.
dc.contributor.authorPedley, S.
dc.contributor.authorTsinda, A.
dc.contributor.authorCharles, K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-18T06:19:43Z
dc.date.available2018-04-18T06:19:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-05
dc.identifier.citationKenan Okurut, R. N. Kulabako, P. Abbott, J. M. Adogo, J. Chenoweth, S. Pedley, A. Tsinda, K. Charles, 2015. Access to improved sanitation facilities in low-income informal settlements of East African cities.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ucudir.ucu.ac.ug/xmlui/handle/20.500.11951/206
dc.descriptionThis paper reports findings of a study undertaken in low-income informal settlements using mixed methods to assess access to sanitation and identify the barriers to household improved sanitation facilities.en_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout Africa, the population in urban areas is increasing rapidly beyond the capacity and the resources of the cities to accommodate the people. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of urban dwellers live in informal settlements served by inadequate sanitation facilities. These areas present unique challenges to the provision of sanitation, and there is inadequate information on access to improved facilities. This paper reports findings of a study undertaken in low-income informal settlements using mixed methods to assess access to sanitation and identify the barriers to household improved sanitation facilities. Although more than half (59.7%) of the respondents reported using sanitation facilities that are included in the JMP definition of improved sanitation, a high proportion of these facilities did not provide “ access to basic sanitation” and less than 5% of all the respondents did not report issues related to sustainable access to basic sanitation. The findings highlight the urgent need to develop a more specific and strategic interventions for each low-income informal settlement, to upscale the sustainable access and use of improved sanitation in urban centres.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAccessen_US
dc.subjectBarriersen_US
dc.subjectEast Africaen_US
dc.subjectImproved sanitationen_US
dc.subjectInformal settlementsen_US
dc.subjectMixed methods.en_US
dc.titleAccess to improved sanitation facilities in low-income informal settlements of East African citiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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