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close this bookThe PHAST Initiative - Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation: A New Approach to Working with Communities (UNDP, WB, WHO; 1997; 43 pages)
View the documentList of acronyms
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contents1. What is PHAST?
Open this folder and view contents2. How PHAST began
Open this folder and view contents3. The impact on communities
Open this folder and view contents4. The lessons learned
View the document5. The future and the potential of PHAST
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexes
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The PHAST Initiative - Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation: A New Approach to Working with Communities


World Health Organization

UNDP-World Bank Water
and Sanitation Program

Prepared by Mayling Simpson-Hebert, Ron Sawyer and Lucy Clarke as an information document to the water supply and sanitation sector.

Front cover illustration by Victoria Francis

Photography by Mayling Simpson-Hebert

The PHAST initiative is a joint project of WHO and the
UNDP/World Bank Water and Sanitation Program.

Botswana: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing

Kenya: Ministry of Health, CARE-Kenya, Kenya Water and Health Organization (KWAHO)

Uganda: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Minerals, Rural Water and Sanitation Programme (RUWASA), Katwe Urban Pilot Project (KUPP), WaterAid

Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health, Department of Environmental Health, Rural District Council (RDC), Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex), Ministry of National Affairs, Employment Creation and Cooperatives (MNAECC), Africare, PLAN International, Mvuramanzi Trust Zimbabwe, Lutheran World Federation

UNICEF country offices in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Network for Water and Sanitation (NETWAS)

Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD)

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

© World Health Organization, 1997, Reprinted 2000

All rights reserved. This document may be freely used, copied and translated, in whole or in part, for educational and other noncommercial purposes, but any use for commercial or promotional purposes (including distribution for a fee to third parties) is strictly prohibited. Any other use of the document, including adaptation into electronic form, requires permission from WHO, and requests should be directed to Rural Environmental Health, World Health Organization, 20 avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.

Designed by WHO Graphics

Ordering information

The PHAST Initiative: Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation
A New Approach to Working with Communities
1997, vi + 39 pages [E, F, S]
WHO/EOS/96.11 12.–/US $10.80; in developing countries: 8.40
Order no. 1930129

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