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INTL Lunch Talk Feb 28 – “Improved Sanitation in Ethiopia”

INTL LUNCH TALK: “Improved Sanitation in Ethiopia: What Factors Drive Household Toilet Purchases?”
WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
WHERE: PLC 348

In this talk, Masters Candidate Dayna Hansberger will discuss her research and fieldwork in southern Ethiopia. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people lack access to safe sanitation, which contributes to increased disease prevalence and household health vulnerability. This challenge is particularly important in Ethiopia, which has one of the lowest rates of safe household sanitation in the world. In the last five years, the country has made considerable progress in improving sanitation (i.e. toilets) for households. But what factors influence a household’s decision to purchase or install an improved latrine? This talk will explore how rural households prioritize sanitation and health, as well as drivers and barriers currently impacting a household’s ability to install or improve their latrine in Ethiopia’s Wolaita Zone.

Free and open to the public.