Every child deserves to grow up in a clean and safe environment. In communities where open defecation is practiced, children are at risk of disease. Newly released data confirms that Cambodia has made exemplary progress towards improving toilet use. To do this, we are supporting three main approaches to accelerate sanitation uptake: community, market, and finance-based approaches. The community-based sanitation approaches supported by UNICEF build on the capacity of existing local government leaders, encouraging them to match their local areas of responsibility to targets for achieving open-defecation free areas: from the village level, to larger units of commune, district and province. At each geographical level, detailed work — mapping those left behind — is followed by door-to-door and meeting-to-meeting efforts by local leaders and community volunteers to achieve results.
Using data to end open defecation in Cambodia - UNICEF Connect
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