August 2019

Assessing the Demand for Plastic Latrine Slabs in Rural Kenya

Peletz, R., Kisiangani, J., Ronoh, P., Cock-Esteb, A., Chase, C., Khush, R., Luoto, J. (2019) Assessing the Demand for Plastic Latrine Slabs in Rural Kenya. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 10,3: 555-565 doi:10.4269/ajtmh.18-0888

ABSTRACT

Improving access to safe and affordable sanitation facilities is a global health priority that is essential for meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. To promote the use of improved sanitation in rural and lowincome settings, plastic latrine slabs provide a simple option for upgrading traditional pit latrines. The International Finance Corporation/World Bank Selling Sanitation program estimated that plastic slabs would have a 34% annual growth, with a market size of US$2.53 million in Kenya by 2017.

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