Integration of approaches will naturally entail the inclusion of additional approach, tools and/or additional activities to ensure we reach everyone everywhere with sustained sanitation.
This Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Note discusses the challenges of integrating implementation approaches in the West and Central Africa region. Countries in the region are implementing various approaches aimed at improving and increasing access to improved sanitation. Countries have implemented one or other approach to sanitation in West and Central Africa yet the attainment and sustenance of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and access to safely managed sanitation is still a dream yet to be achieved.
Almost one in three of the world’s population – that’s 2.3 billion people – do not have a decent toilet of their own (‘basic’ or ‘safely managed’ sanitation).
In many cases, untreated human waste ends up in the environment, threatening people’s health and degrading ecosystems. Nigeria, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Gambia, Congo DR, Cameroon and others participating in this workshop integrated other approaches, activities and tools in their various countries and projects.