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Getting Africa to Meet the Sanitation MDG : Lessons from Rwanda

ACCESS TO SANITATION ACCESS TO WATER AGED BASIC SANITATION BEHAVIOR CHANGE BREASTFEEDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHILD HEALTH CHILD NUTRITION CHILDBIRTH COMMUNITY SANITATION COMMUNITY WATER DEMAND FOR SANITATION DIARRHEA DIRTY HANDS DISEASE INCIDENCE DISTRICT COLLECTORS DRINKING WATER DRINKING WATER SOURCE DUG WELLS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS FAMILIES FAMILY HEALTH FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FLUSH TOILETS HAND PUMP HANDS [WITH SOAP HANDS WITH SOAP HANDWASHING HEALTH INTERVENTIONS HEALTH OUTCOMES HOUSEHOLD LATRINES HOUSEHOLDS HYGIENE HYGIENE BEHAVIOR HYGIENE BEHAVIORS HYGIENE EDUCATION INTERVENTION IRON LATRINE PIT MEDICAL TREATMENT MORTALITY MOSQUITO NETS NUTRITION PARASITE PARASITES PIT LATRINE PIT LATRINES PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRIVATE TOILET PUBLIC TAP PUBLIC TAPS RURAL SANITATION SAFE WATER SAFETY SALMONELLA SANITATION SANITATION FACILITIES SANITATION FACILITY SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE SANITATION INTERVENTIONS SANITATION POLICIES SANITATION PRACTICES SANITATION PROBLEMS SANITATION PROGRAM SANITATION PROJECTS SANITATION PROMOTION SANITATION REQUIREMENTS SANITATION SERVICES SANITATION SOLUTIONS SANITATION STRATEGIES SCHOOL SANITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS SEPTIC TANK SERVICE DELIVERY SEWER SYSTEM SOAP SOCIAL MARKETING SOCIAL WORKERS SOLID WASTE SURFACE WATER SUSTAINABLE SANITATION TOILET TOILET FACILITIES TOILET FACILITY TOILETS TOTAL SANITATION TOWN USE OF TOILETS WALKING WASHING HANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT WATER SOURCE WATER SOURCES WATER STORAGE WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY SITUATION WATER SYSTEM WATER USE WELLS
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Rwanda
2014-03-18T19:28:55Z | 2014-03-18T19:28:55Z | 2011-07

According to the 2010 Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) update household access to sanitation facilities has increased faster in rural Rwanda than in any other country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Almost four million people gained access to improved sanitation between 1990 and 2008. 54 percent of the population currently has access to improved sanitation, up from a baseline of 23 percent in 1990. Most of this progress has been with households upgrading 'unimproved' latrines to improved hygienic ones. While the greatest gains have been in rural areas, improvements in urban sanitation are notable as coverage has increased despite tremendous growth in the urban population. The analysis in the report is structured around these four phases of development, and seeks to identify factors, including the enabling policies, institutions, sector initiatives, and cultural aspects that help explain how Rwanda has made progress towards the sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG). While it is clear that the specific context that characterizes Rwanda is unique, the report will share some conclusions from Rwanda's experience for other countries to consider.

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