Intensive Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the developing world. Very low sanitation coverage causes enormous environmental health problems for the rural population in Bangladesh. PRISM was involved to increase this coverage substantially to more than 80% of the population in the programme area through social mobilization and interpersonal hygiene education.


PRISM implemented the facilitation, construction and installation of twin pit latrine program in the Khulna Municipal Area, which was undertaken by LGED. The objectives of the program were to (a) raise the sanitation coverage in the city specially in the slum areas (b) increase the awareness of the communities on sanitation (c) minimize environmental pollution (d) reduce infectious diseases and stop bad odor in the city (e) stop night soil collection (f) get rid of bucket latrines.