Improving public toilets to serve human dignity and better public health (cities of Dhaka and Chittagong)


Project year: 2017 • WaterAid

Purpose

Promoting a new era of public-private partnership and establishing a sustainable management model

Activities

Community toilets in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong (Bangladesh) are showing serious signs of negligence and are not well managed. This innovative project is promoting a new era of public-private partnership and establishing a sustainable management model.

1. Construction of 1 toilet blockwith an inclusive design and handwashing facilities.
2. Renovation of 3 toilet blocks incorporate an inclusive design and handwashing facilities.
2. 12 hygiene behaviour awareness campaigns implemented amongst the toilet users and care takers.
3. 2 orientation meetings on sustainable toilet models held with local government and city council staff.
4. 4 trainings (one for each toilet block) on sustainable O&M for the management committee and care takers.

Location

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Objectives

1. Improved public sanitation service.
2. Raised awareness of the importance of hygiene behaviour management.
3. Oriented local government and city council staff and sustainable toilet models.
4. Trained committee members, care takers and cleaning agency in 0&M.

Contact information

Connie Benjamin
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Asia & Pacific Bangladesh Cities Community sanitation Health and hygiene International NGO Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Other funding source or unspecified Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries Toilets or urinals (user interface) Urban (entire city)

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WaterAid
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United Kingdom


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