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close this bookSanitation Promotion (SIDA - SDC - WSSCC - WHO, 1998, 292 p.)
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close this folderThe challenge - A sanitation revolution
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View the documentThe problem of sanitation - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
View the documentCommonly held wrong assumptions about sanitation - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
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close this folderGaining political will and partnership
close this folderPrinciples and guidelines
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View the documentAdvocacy for sanitation - Sara Wood1 and Mayling Simpson-Hébert2
View the documentMobilizing the media for sanitation promotion - WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
View the documentMobilizing partners for sanitation promotion - Sara Wood1 and Mayling Simpson-Hébert2
View the documentPrivate-sector involvement in promoting sanitation - Sara Wood1
View the documentSocial marketing for sanitation programmes - Sunil Mehra1
close this folderCase studies
View the documentSecuring political will in Uganda - John Odolon1
View the documentSanitation in Surat - Ashoke Chatterjee1
close this folderPromotion through better programmes
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View the documentImportant elements for a successful national sanitation programme - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
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View the documentPrinciple cards - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
View the documentFeatures of better sanitation programmes - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
View the documentPrinciples of sanitation in emergency situations (1) - John Adams1
View the documentGuidelines on achieving water supply and sanitation in peri-urban areas - WSSCC Urbanization Working Group
View the documentPrinciples of the strategic sanitation approach - Albert M. Wright1
close this folderEmpowerment
View the documentA gender perspective in sanitation projects - Angela Hayden1
View the documentHygiene behaviour-change: lessons from other sectors - Carol Jenkins1
View the documentParticipatory approaches to community empowerment - John Odolon1
View the documentParticipatory monitoring and evaluation of sanitation projects - Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken1, Sara Wood2 and Mayling Simpson-Hébert3
View the documentFinancing low-income household sanitation facilities through household credit - Robert Varley1
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View the documentChecklist for planning better sanitation projects - WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation
View the documentChecklist for planning sanitation in emergency situations - Mayling Simpson-Hebert1
View the documentChecklist for planning hygiene behaviour-change in sanitation projects - Mayling Simpson-Hebert1 and Sara Wood2
View the documentGender checklist for planning sanitation projects - Angela Hayden1
close this folderPromotion through innovation
close this folderChild-centred approaches
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View the documentPromoting sanitation through children - Angela Hayden1
View the documentThe Bal Sevak programme in India - Nandita Kapadia-Kundu and Ashok Dyalchand1
View the documentThe HESAWA school health and sanitation package - Eben S. Mwasha1
View the documentChildren as health and hygiene promoters in South Africa - Edward D. Breslin1, Carlos Madrid2 and Anderson Mkhize3
close this folderParticipatory approaches
View the documentPromoting sanitation through community participation in Bolivia - Betty Soto T.1
View the documentStrengthening a rural sanitation programme using participatory methods in Uganda - John Odolon1
close this folderInnovative technologies
View the documentTowards an ecological approach to sanitation - Uno Winblad1
View the documentPromoting composting toilets for Pacific Islands - Leonie Crennan1
View the documentPeri-urban sanitation promotion in Mozambique - Darren Saywell1
View the documentUrine as fertilizer in Mexico City - Yoloquetzatl Ceballos1
View the documentExperimenting with dry toilets in El Salvador - Ron Sawyer1 and George Anna Clark2
View the documentMeeting demand for dry sanitation in Mexico - Ron Sawyer1
View the documentLow-cost sewerage - Duncan Mara1
View the documentWorm composting and vermitechnologies applicable to sanitation - S. Zorba Frankel1
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(introduction...)

The challenge before us is to begin a sanitation revolution. This part outlines the nature of the challenge before us. The articles are purposefully short and ideas are presented in a crisp, to-the-point way.

The first article. The problem of sanitation, is a combination of two papers written in the first and last meetings of the Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation. The first part of the article presents an analysis of the problem and the second part points to a direction for the future. This article is an opinion piece based on Working Group discussions. However, it has been successfully used in a number of countries as a promotional tool to bring to the attention of key decision-makers that sanitation is a global problem needing urgent attention. It presents to the reader the complexity of the task ahead but tries to simplify it by advising that we adhere to three key principles: equity, health protection and environmental protection.

The second article, Commonly held wrong assumptions about sanitation, reminds us that much of the problem in this field derives from misconceptions and harmful attitudes. This piece can be used to stimulate discussion at promotion workshops or in programme planning meetings.

The third article, Sanitation research needs, is included to inspire external support agencies and national governments to fund research in these areas. This list is not exhaustive and should be regarded as initial, based on discussions to date.

This introductory part of the book, probably more than any other, makes us realize that the promotion of sanitation will not be easy. It will be difficult to agree on the way forward: what technologies? what promotional methods? who knows best? Use the articles contained in this section as discussion-starters at meetings, as discussion and debate are forms of raising the profile of sanitation.