This document describes the findings of a consultation on hygiene and sanitation promotion. The overall conclusion was that better health can be attained and sustained by gradual improvements in hygiene behaviours and related facilities.
|Title||New directions for hygiene and sanitation promotion : the findings of a regional informal consultation : New Delhi, 19-21 May 1993|
|Publication Type||Conference Report|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Authors||Simpson-Hebert, M, Winblad, U|
|Pagination||13 p.: 4 fig.|
|Publisher||World Health Organization (WHO)|
|Place Published||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Keywords||appropriate technology, bangladesh, behaviour, bhutan, cab94/1, community participation, health education, hyedsan, hygiene, india, indonesia, maldives, mongolia, myanmar, nepal, personal hygiene, recommendations, sanitation, sri lanka, statistics, susthyed, thailand|
This document describes the findings of a consultation on hygiene and sanitation promotion. The overall conclusion was that better health can be attained and sustained by gradual improvements in hygiene behaviours and related facilities. Priority for full latrine coverage should be reserved for high risk populations. Simpler, less expensive technologies, that the poorest inhabitants of a country can afford, should be promoted. Communities should be assisted to improve their existing systems, rather than encouraged to adopt technologies that they cannot afford. Countries need to improve their promotional methods, moving towards social marketing and participatory techniques in the promotion of hygiene and sanitation. It was suggested that countries need to develop new strategies for hygiene and sanitation promotion.
|Notes||8 refs. - Adapted version of: New directions for hygiene and sanitation : report of an informal regional consultation, New Delhi, 19-21 May 1993 (SEA/EH/466)|
|Custom 1||203.2, 303|