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Case Study of Sustainable Sanitation Projects: Community-Led Total Sanitation+
Published 06/08/2015 by Global Communities
Case Study of Sustainable Sanitation Projects: Community-Led Total Sanitation+ in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties, Liberia
The “Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene” (IWASH) program goal was to make measurable, community-focused improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties in Liberia. Building on existing program frameworks, IWASH also included Ebola-related hygiene messaging in the final year of implementation. IWASH sought to:
Increase access to water supply, sanitation, hygiene education and household-level hygiene products.
Raise community knowledge and use of potable water supply options and storage technologies, sanitation facilities and hygiene practices.
Develop an enabling environment for WASH at the national, county, district and community levels.
This case study focuses on the program’s employment of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), which promotes transformative, community-driven behaviour change to eliminate open defecation. Global Communities developed an innovative “CLTS+” approach by tailoring the proven CLTS methodology to community-specific needs in order to create a more sustainable and scalable program model for some of Liberia’s most vulnerable communities.
Read the full case study here.