Bangladesh - Learning lessons on sustainability in Bangladesh

It has been observed that beyond the lifetime of the project there tends to be deterioration in the operation and maintenance of facilities, and hygiene education activities taper off. Many of the toilets built in the mid 1990s had fallen into disuse by the beginning of the new phase of the project in 2001 due to lack of maintenance. Anecdotal evidence shows that hygiene promotion efforts, including the maintenance and cleanliness of toilets in the schools, decreased in some schools just five months after the UNICEF supported project came to an end. Interestingly, the community component of this project continues to flourish and in some instances has shown improvements during this same time.

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Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH

In this podcast, experts talk about hygiene promotion, handwashing and behaviour change, highlighting an experience in Bhutan.

Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH