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Assessing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea

The research revealed that people living with HIV in PNG have increased needs for WASH, and that these needs are not being adequately met. Stigma and discrimination were found to be barriers to access to WASH for respondents and their families. In addition, this study identified priority areas for service providers to direct future activities and best integrate WASH into programming for people living with HIV. Priority areas include hygiene education, safe treatment and storage of water, self-treatment for diarrhoea, latrine construction, and education around the transmission of HIV. [authors abstract]
TitleAssessing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsWilbers, G., Sebesvari, Z., Renaud, FG.
Volume8
Issue8
Start Page2175
Pagination20 p.; 3 Fig.; 2 Tab.;
Date Published07/2014
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsE. coli, house preference, pollution; salinity, water treatment
Abstract
The research revealed that people living with HIV in PNG have increased needs for WASH, and that these needs are not being adequately met. Stigma and discrimination were found to be barriers to access to WASH for respondents and their families. In addition, this study identified priority areas for service providers to direct future activities and best integrate WASH into programming for people living with HIV. Priority areas include hygiene education, safe treatment and storage of water, self-treatment for diarrhoea, latrine construction, and education around the transmission of HIV. [authors abstract]
DOI10.3390/w6082175

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