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Examining the Status of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary Schools of Kawangware Slums in Dagoretti Sub-County, Nairobi County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Negassa, Chali
dc.contributor.author Kariuki, John
dc.contributor.author Eliab, Some
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-05T12:35:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-05T12:35:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/5105
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract his study attempted to answer the availability of adequate safe water supply, the availability of adequate sanitation facilities in the 21 schools and the proportion of hygiene awareness, practice and attitude among the pupils drown and interviewedfrom the 6 schools. The study employed a cross-sectional survey, multistage cluster, with computer aided random sampling technique. Questionnaires and observation were used to collect data. After analysis of collected data; only 28.6% had adequate water supply as per WHO standard(p=0.0003)with no Point of Use Water Treatment (PoUWT) practiced and very few31.3% (p=0.000)Drinking Water Points (DWPs). 42.8%(p=0.0002)and 19%(p=0.0008)Schools satisfied the minimum standardof latrine to pupils’ratio for boys and girls respectively; only 27.5% boys 35% girls toilets were found to be clean.Hand Washing Facilities (HWFs) were availablein 52.5% of the schools accounting to only11.5% expected to be there (p=0.0000). Hygieneeducation was reported available in 95.2% of the schools butonly 9.5% could correctly respond to the 4 knowledge based questionnaires,18.5% to 9 practice basedand 44.4%rated the School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH)facilities in their schools as satisfactory and good. In general, the study indicates a lot is to be done both in the hardware (SWASH facilities) and in the software (awareness creation) aspects of the general SWASH program inthe whole Dagoretti sub-county. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) en_US
dc.subject Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Status, Diarrhea, Standard en_US
dc.title Examining the Status of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary Schools of Kawangware Slums in Dagoretti Sub-County, Nairobi County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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