Chiengi district, Zambia open defecation free after 1 year of community-led total sanitation

Rabson Zimba, Vernon Ngulube, Chinyama Lukama, Abel Manangi, Amy Tiwari, Nicolas Osbert, Alexandra Hoehne, Sarah Muleya, Leonard Mukosha, Philippa Crooks, Cade Chikobo, Benjamin Winters, David A Larsen

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Abstract

Nearly one quarter of Zambians lack access to sanitation facilities. In rural communities, the government of Zambia adopted community-led total sanitation (CLTS) to address this problem. One year after the implementation of a mobile-to-web monitored CLTS intervention, Chiengi District, Zambia, was verified as open defecation free with complete 100% coverage of household-level latrines. Chiefs and traditional leaders led the achievement. Impacts on individual health are yet to be measured in a robust way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-927
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Zimba, R., Ngulube, V., Lukama, C., Manangi, A., Tiwari, A., Osbert, N., Hoehne, A., Muleya, S., Mukosha, L., Crooks, P., Chikobo, C., Winters, B., & Larsen, D. A. (2016). Chiengi district, Zambia open defecation free after 1 year of community-led total sanitation. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95(4), 925-927. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0210