Country Profile: Child Feces Disposal In Kenya Year: 2014

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Publisher Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Year of Publication 2014
County All/General

...Safe disposal of childrens feces is as essential as the safe disposal of adults feces. This brief provides an overview of the available data on child feces disposal in Kenya and concludes with ideas to strengthen safe disposal practices, based on emerging good practice. The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) tracks progress toward the Millennium Development Goal 7 target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The JMP standardized definition for an improved sanitation facility is one that hygienically separates human excreta from human contact.2In the latest JMP report, only 30 percent of Kenyas population had access to improved sanitation in 2012.3 This means that 30 million individuals in Kenya lacked improved sanitation in 2012; of these, 6 million practice open defecation. However, these estimates are based on the households primary sanitation facility, and may overlook the sanitation practices of young children. In many cases, children may not be able to use an improved toilet or latrinebecause of their age and stage of physical development or the safety concerns of their caregiverseven if their household has access to one

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