Sanitation facilities in Kampala slums, Uganda: users' satisfaction and determinant factors
Access to improved sanitation is a key preventive measure against sanitary-related gastro-enteric diseases such as diarrhoea. We assessed the access to sanitation facilities and users' satisfaction in 50 randomly selected slums of Kampala through a cross-sectional survey conducted in
2010. A total of 1500 household respondents were interviewed. Sixty-eight per cent of the respondents used shared toilets, 20% private, 11% public toilets and less than 1% reported using flying toilets or practising open defecation. More than half of the respondents (51.7%) were not satisfied
with their sanitation facilities. Determinants for satisfaction with the facilities used included the nature and type of toilet facilities used, their cleanliness, and the number of families sharing them. The study findings showed that slum dwellers had high access to sanitation facilities.
However, most of them were shared and majority of the respondents were not satisfied with their facilities, primarily due to cleanliness and over demand.
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Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 69 CH-8001, Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences, Makerere University School of Public Health, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 133 P.O. Box 611, 8600, Dübendorf, Zurich, Switzerland
Department of System Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 133, 8600 Dübendorf, Zurich, P.O. Box 611, Switzerland
Publication date: June 1, 2013
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