Published in: 2009
von Münch, E., Wirseen, C., Patel, D., Wheaton, A., Jachnow, A.
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In most of the urban slums of countries like Kenya and Bangladesh there is a huge lack of sanitation facilities like toilets, and this leads to problems of the safe disposal of faeces and hence major public health problems. Public toilets are a long term solution but not always feasible in the short term and may be closed or too dangerous at night time. Recently, a novel idea has been tried - the use of a self-sanitising, single-use, biodegradable 'toilet bag'. Researchers have conducted two field tests in Kenya and Bangladesh and the results are reported here.
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von Münch, E., Wirseen, C., Patel, D., Wheaton, A., Jachnow, A. (2009). Safer sanitation in slums and emergency settings with Peepoo bags - Appropriate Technology, Vol 36, No 4, p. 38.
Asia & Pacific English Sub-Saharan Africa Urban informal settlements (slums)
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