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Local NGO Uttaran has constructed 'step toilets' for 2,000 people in flood-prone areas in south-west Bangladesh. A story about action learning supported by the Dutch WASH Alliance.

TitleRising above the waters : better hygiene and sanitation in Bangladesh
Publication TypeFact Sheet
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVerhoeven, J
Pagination3 p. : photogr.
Date Published11/2015
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This story is about action research carried out by the Dutch WASH Alliance to improve hygiene behaviour in in south-west Bangladesh. The Alliance is supporting a local NGO called Uttaran to improve the use of safe water and sanitation by more than 105,000 people in poor communities.

Key findings from the action research are:

  • Uttaran constructs 'step toilets' for 2,000 people in flood-prone areas
  • Community volunteers monitor good hygiene practices in schools and villages
  • Outbreaks of diarrhoea have reduced in villages where data is collected

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