An assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices and quality of routinely collected data in Machakos County, Kenya

Descriptive ecological study

Abstract

Study asessed the following in Machakos County, Kenya:

  • WASH practices
  • completeness and accuracy of routinely collected data on household water, sanitation and hygiene (with reported childhood diarrhoea cases )

This study concludes that water, sanitation and hygiene practices at community level are in keeping with post 2015 WASH targets. Data quality and completeness need to be addressed for effective programme evaluation.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

D. M. KAVOO, S. H. ALI, A. B. KIHARA, R. J. KOSGEI, H. TWEYA, W.KIZITO, OMONDI OGUTU and C. N. TAUTA (2016) An assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices and quality of routinely collected data in Machakos County, Kenya East African Medical Journal October 2016 (Supplement)

An assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices and quality of routinely collected data in Machakos County, Kenya

Published 1 October 2016