|Title||How to promote the use of latrines in developing countries|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Pagination||21 p. : 1 fig., 1 tab.|
|Publisher||Michigan Technological University|
|Place Published||Houghton, MI, USA|
|Keywords||adoption, bangladesh, burkina faso, case studies, china, cultural aspects, extension, guinea, health education, india, latrines, literature reviews, sdihyg, use of facilities|
Current sanitation promotion methods are not meeting the growing need for proper treatment of human waste around the world. Despite the enormous potential benefits of improved sanitation, large-scale latrine promotion around the world has been very disappointing. The percent coverage of sanitation has increased by 5% during twenty years of sanitation promotion, however the number of people lacking sanitation services remains practically the same (WHO, 2000). The acceptance of latrines varies from culture to culture and it is important to understand where the areas of potential resistance lie, so as to direct promotion efforts efficiently. Current sanitation promotion tactics need to be reevaluated in order to develop new techniques that meet with wider public appeal. Considering the reasons behind the non-adoption and the results of case studies can provide the necessary information to create a successful sanitation program.