A framework for targeting water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in pastoralist populations in the Afar region of Ethiopia

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Whitley, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Hutchings, Paul
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Parker, Alison
dc.contributor.author Kebede, Abinet
dc.contributor.author Joseph, Solome
dc.contributor.author Butterworth, John A.
dc.contributor.author van Kopp, Barbara M.C.
dc.contributor.author Mulejaa, Adolph
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T13:14:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T13:14:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-20
dc.identifier.citation Whitley L, Hutchings P, Cooper S, Parker A, Kebede A, Joseph S, Butterworth J, Van Koppen B and Mulejaa A. A framework for targeting water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in pastoralist populations in the Afar region of Ethiopia. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Volume 222, Issue 8, 2019, pp.1133-1144 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1438-4639
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.08.001
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/14520
dc.description.abstract Globally, many populations face structural and environmental barriers to access safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. Among these populations are many of the 200 million pastoralists whose livelihood patterns and extreme environmental settings challenge conventional WASH programming approaches. In this paper, we studied the Afar pastoralists in Ethiopia to identify WASH interventions that can mostly alleviate public health risks, within the population's structural and environmental living constraints. Surveys were carried out with 148 individuals and observational assessments made in 12 households as part of a Pastoralist Community WASH Risk Assessment. The results show that low levels of access to infrastructure are further compounded by risky behaviours related to water containment, storage and transportation. Additional behavioural risk factors were identified related to sanitation, hygiene and animal husbandry. The Pastoralist Community WASH Risk Assessment visually interprets the seriousness of the risks against the difficulty of addressing the problem. The assessment recommends interventions on household behaviours, environmental cleanliness, water storage, treatment and hand hygiene via small-scale educational interventions. The framework provides an approach for assessing risks in other marginal populations that are poorly understood and served through conventional approaches. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject pastoralists en_UK
dc.subject WASH en_UK
dc.subject behaviours en_UK
dc.subject Ethiopia en_UK
dc.subject pathogens en_UK
dc.title A framework for targeting water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in pastoralist populations in the Afar region of Ethiopia en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


Files in this item

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution 4.0 International Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution 4.0 International

Search CERES


Browse

My Account

Statistics