SaniPath is excited to announce that we have officially established a MoU with the School of Hygiene in Accra to develop a course for students and mid-level environmental health practitioners on the SaniPath Tool. Training of faculty at the School of Hygiene is planned for early 2021. This effort has been coordinated by our African training hub leads at TREND.

Dr. Richard Mugambe from Makerere University in Uganda presented findings from the SaniPath Exposure Assessment performed in Kampala, Uganda at a poster session during the UNC Water and Health Conference in October 2020. This was the first assessment of fecal contamination performed in low-income neighborhoods in Kampala, Uganda. The findings highlighted the important connection between poor sanitation and hygiene conditions and fecal contamination of street food and raw produce.

Poster PDF:

Mugambe et al
. UNC Water and Health Conf

To visit the UNC Water and Health Conference website which includes 1 minute introduction to the poster by Dr. Mugambe, click here.

Our colleague from Makerere University, Dr. Richard Mugambe, presented results from a SaniPath Exposure Assessment performed in Kampala, Uganda during a session at the Stockholm World Water Week Conference entitled "Tools to Support Climate-Smart Sanitation Decision-Making for the Urban Poor". During the session, Dr. Mugambe spoke alongside speakers from the Global Water Pathogen Project and HyCRISTAL about how complementary tools can be used to address important public health questions, such as "What areas of the city are predicted to have the highest health hazard from exposure to excreta?" and "What interventions can be made to reduce health risks from exposure to excreta in the environment?". These study questions were addressed in a Kampala case study to demonstrate the utility of complementary tools for climate-friendly sanitation decisions.

A link to the presentation recordings can be found here.