Turkana South Public Health Officers and Community Health Assistants participate in a community-led total sanitation (CLTS) refresher training workshop to accelerate the Kenya Sanitation Enabling Environment Project (KSEEP) implementation.
The project’s main aim is to strengthen enabling environment for sanitation and hygiene to adhere Sustainable Development Goal 6.2; achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation by 2030. The project is implemented jointly by the Turkana County Government and Peace Winds Japan.
The two-year project aims to certify 129 villages in Turkana South 129 and 186 in Turkana West sub-counties as open defecation free (ODF).
Opening the workshop, Deputy Director of Public Health, Daniel Esimit, urged the participants to focus, share lessons and experiences, look for the quick fixes and to embrace team work to achieve certification of 315 villages.
As the County Water, Sanisation and Hygiene Coordinator Reuben Kibiego pointed out the follow-ups were important to ensure that villages certified as ODF do not return to open defecation.
The participants will also be instructed on the proposed guidelines on the post-ODF that calls for monitoring villages to reached the highest level of sanitation and hygiene.