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country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8350] Wed, 14 October 2015 11:13 Go to next message
MBruederle
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I am working with Nigeria DHS data and would like to know if there is any detailed description on the classification of drinking water infrastructure. I cannot find any details on definitions in the Final Reports. For example, how exactly is a "protected well" distinct from an "unprotected well" in Nigeria?
Thank you in advance for guidance.
Anna
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8353 is a reply to message #8350] Wed, 14 October 2015 11:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The survey manager, Dr. Anjushree Pradhan has provided a table to guide you. It is attached. I also found this link on-line which may be useful to you. http://www.wssinfo.org/definitions-methods/watsan-categories /
The link is from "JMP WHO/UNICEF joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation". Hope this helps.

[Updated on: Tue, 27 October 2015 17:02]

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Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8434 is a reply to message #8353] Tue, 27 October 2015 16:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MBruederle
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Thank you very much, this is very helpful indeed!
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8557 is a reply to message #8434] Sat, 14 November 2015 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
duke2015
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Hello there,

Thanks for that information. Is there anything similar available for a description of sanitation infrastructure?

Thanks!

Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8558 is a reply to message #8557] Sat, 14 November 2015 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
duke2015
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I forgot to mention that I am using the Uganda 2011 DHS.

If you could provide me with a description of water AND sanitation infrastructure for that survey, I would very grateful.

Thank you!
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8603 is a reply to message #8558] Fri, 20 November 2015 15:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Please see attached. In Uganda a further distinction was made between covered and uncovered pit latrines.
Thank you!
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #8717 is a reply to message #8603] Mon, 07 December 2015 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
duke2015
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Hi there,

Thank you so much!

Could you also provide a description of the water source codes for the 2011 Uganda DHS? or, are they the same as those that you attached for Nigeria?

Thanks!
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #9235 is a reply to message #8717] Thu, 25 February 2016 18:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Do you still need assistance with this post?
Thanks!
Liz
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #9263 is a reply to message #9235] Mon, 29 February 2016 10:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
duke2015
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Hi there,

Yes, if possible. Is there a country specific description of water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure for the 2011 Uganda DHS? Thanks!!
Re: country-specific description of water and sanitation infrastructure [message #9264 is a reply to message #9263] Mon, 29 February 2016 12:34 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The documentation distributed with the Uganda DHS 2011 data sets show the country specific variables for this data set.
SH100 Source of drinking water corresponds to QH100 in the household questionnaire
SH102 Type of toilet facility corresponds to QH102 in the household questionnaire
Chapter 2 in the final report:
Quote:

2.1.1 Drinking Water
Increasing access to improved drinking water is one of the targets of the National Development
Plan. Access to improved drinking water is also one of the Millennium Development Goals that Uganda
has adopted. Unimproved water sources increase the prevalence of waterborne disease and the burden of
service delivery through increased demand for health care.
Table 2.1 presents indicators useful in monitoring household access to improved drinking water.
Improved water sources include piped water into the dwelling, yard, or plot; a public tap/stand pipe or
borehole; a protected well or protected spring water, and rainwater. Lack of easy access to an improved
water source may limit the quantity of suitable drinking water that is available to a household as well as
increase the risk of illness. Access to improved sources of drinking water has increased from 67 percent in
2006 to 70 percent of households in 2011. Nine in ten households in urban areas use improved water
sources compared with only two in three households in rural areas. Access to improved water sources in
rural areas increased from 63 percent to 67 percent during the same period. The most common source of
improved drinking water in urban areas is piped water, used by 67 percent of households. In contrast, only
10 percent of rural households have access to piped water. A large proportion of rural households (44
percent) get their drinking water from a borehole. Ten percent of rural households get their drinking water
from a protected spring or well.
If water needs to be fetched from a source that is not immediately accessible to the household, it
may get contaminated during transportation or storage even if the water is obtained from an improved
source. Another factor that influences access to a water source is the burden of fetching water, which often
falls disproportionately on female members of the household....

Did you need more information than what is in the final report?
I also found this link which may be useful:
https://wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/CSO-uganda.pdf

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