To build towards better understanding of pro-poor sanitation investment practice, and to (potentially) lay the foundation for possible future research around sanitation investment planning in low-income contexts in Bangladesh, Ghana and Kenya.
The proposed model uses a “source-pathway-receptor” approach: it considers release of pathogens into the environment, transport in the environment, and eventual human exposure.
The model can potentially provide a framework for comparing the relative impacts of different sanitation options on health; the next step should be to test the approach in a real city.
A follow-on project is now underway in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Blog: Jan 2018 – Pathogen pathways and urban planning: Building a model to analyse the relationship between different sanitation options and health
- Policy Brief: Jan 2018 – Modelling faecal pathogen flows in urban environments: a proposed approach to inform sanitation planning
- Journal article (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health): Jan 2018 – Faecal Pathogen Flows and Their Public Health Risks in Urban Environments: A Proposed Approach to Inform Sanitation Planning