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PHAST overview : Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (English)

The note describes the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) program, initiated in 1993. Its participatory approach uses tools, and techniques to stimulate the participation of women, men and children in the promotion of improved hygiene and sanitation. It relies heavily on the training of extension workers and tool-kits. The latter are developed on site, to reflect the actual cultural and physical characteristics of communities. The process assesses people's knowledge base, investigates the local environmental situation, visualizes a future scenario, analyzes constraints, plans for change, and implements an accepted program of action. Other than hygiene and sanitation, PHAST can be redesigned to deal with issues related to environmental health, such as AIDS.

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Lidonde,Rose Atemo. Musumba, Brazille [editor]

PHAST overview : Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (English). Regional Water and Sanitation Group for East and Southern Africa Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/760951468768306783/PHAST-overview-Participatory-Hygiene-and-Sanitation-Transformation