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Community health clubs

Published on: 13/10/2012

This approach encourages households to recognize, develop and meet demands for more than toilets.

Male and female members join monthly sessions led by trained health staff. The clubs may focus on many kinds of progress: Open Defecation Free (ODF), safe storage and drawing mechanism for drinking water in the home, safe handwashing methods, utensil drying frames, etc. The aims are behavioural change in households of members. Cost-effectiveness is high and the approach can be done at scale, but there is no data on whether improvements expand to cover whole communities. A comparative study showed that CLTS and community health club approaches can be used complementary.