Summary of Study Session 21
In Study Session 21, you have learned that:
- Proper community hygiene and sanitation programmes have useful health and socio-economic benefits.
- Identifying the possible reasons for not using latrines and handwashing facilities properly is important in order to promote and sustain positive hygiene behaviours.
- Latrine utilisation and handwashing practices are affected by behavioural, cultural, social, custom, demographic and economic factors.
- Motivating individuals, families and community members using various stimulating techniques will help to bring and sustain hygiene behavioural changes.
- There are different behaviour change models and practical approaches that are applicable for hygiene and sanitation practice.
- CLTS and PHAST approaches are community-driven, facilitator-guided methods for promoting total sanitation and good hygiene practices.
- Monitoring and evaluating the performance of changed behaviour is always important in order to sustain established healthy behaviours.