The Akros WASH team has been recognized again for their work in the Community-Led Total Sanitation Program. The May issue of the Zambia National Sanitation Programme’s newsletter contributes the entire first page to highlighting the progress in sanitation health across the country spearheaded by the Akros team.
In an excerpt from the newsletter, the author writes:
Akros developed an innovative and concise surveillance platform using low-cost mobile phones combined with simple protocols for reporting and analysis – protocols which could be easily managed by local counterparts. The protocols and tools were piloted in September of 2013, then rapidly scaled through October and November. … These numbers are impressive, in fact unprecedented, for the sub-Saharan Africa region. Even more impressive is that the Akros WASH team has achieved these gains at a fraction of the normal cost for CLTS management.
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