Summary of Study Session 10

In Study Session 10, you have learned that:

  1. Priority behaviours should be identified in order to develop a focused behaviour change intervention that can contribute to sustainable change in the health condition of the urban population. Specific priority behaviours for WASH interventions should be selected based on a situation analysis.
  2. Behavioural barriers differ from context to context. Results of a situation analysis help identify the specific WASH-related behavioural barriers.
  3. Behavioural barriers may include personal, socio-cultural, service and infrastructure, economic and environmental barriers.
  4. Based on behaviour analysis, a combination of four main intervention approaches may be pursued to increase, encourage and sustain a change in sanitation hygiene and health practices – individual behaviour change communication, social change communication, social mobilisation and advocacy.
  5. CLTSH is a method for mobilising communities to completely eliminate open defecation by triggering collective behaviour change. It is divided into pre-triggering, triggering and post-triggering phases.
  6. The ultimate goal of WASH promotion interventions is for them to be sustainable.

10.4 Sustainability of behaviour change

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 10