Health

A Community Health Technician in Keolerk village shows her family's new toilet, built during the Reducing Childhood Diarrhea project. She insisted that her family build a toilet, as an example to other people in the village: "...since I'm pregnant, it's much safer and convenient to have a clean toilet next to our house, especially at night."

A Community Health Technician in Keolerk village shows her family’s new toilet, built during the Reducing Childhood Diarrhea project. She insisted that her family build a toilet, as an example to other people in the village: ” …since I’m pregnant, it’s much safer and convenient to have a clean toilet next to our house, especially at night.”

While participatory behavioral change is at the core of many of World Education’s programs, it has recently started to apply this approach in Laos to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices.  Using the innovative Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to ensure community buy-in and ownership, hygiene education and technology, improved WASH practices and significant outcomes were observed. These included toilet construction by villagers to make their villages Open Defecation Free (ODF), a reduction in diarrheal cases due to disease surveillance systems, and mapping and training of community health technicians.

Follow the links below for information on World Education Laos’ projects in the area of Water and Sanitation: