Sustainable and safe school sanitation

How to provide hygienic and affordable sanitation in areas without a functioning wastewater system – examples from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

School sanitation is an important but often neglected issue for public health. Children are most vulnerable and affected by poor sanitation conditions. Related diseases, particularly diarrhoea and parasite infections hinder the children ́s physical and intellectual development. In a number of countries, evaluations have shown that pupils are dropping out of school due to bad toilet conditions. This seems to be particularly the case for adolescent girls and leads to lower educational standards and attainment.