Published in: 2020
WaterAid Pakistan commissioned this rapid assessment research on the knowledge, practices and perspectives of sanitation workers and solid waste collectors about Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan. The specific objectives of research were to understand the knowledge, practices and concerns of sanitation and waste workers regarding coronavirus, and; to find out the gaps and come up with recommendations to improve the health and safety of sanitation and waste workers during the pandemic. The research was carried out in May – June 2020 in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
The primary data for this qualitative research consisted of 56 KIIs and seven IDIs. Information was collected through semi-structured questions with three categories of respondent groups: solid waste collectors, sanitation workers (employed at homes, offices and public department), and solid waste collectors at Health Care Facilities (HCF) involved in Covid-19 testing and treatment.
WaterAid (2020). Rapid Assessment of Measures on Safety of Sanitation and Waste Workers during Covid-19 in Pakistan. WaterAid
East Asia & Pacific English Import to Sanitation Workers Platform
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