Shared sanitation: benefitting residents in Maputo and beyond

Themes: Public/shared toilets Sanitation WASH
Countries: Mozambique Mozambique-local

The World Bank has published a blog on WSUP’s work on shared sanitation in Maputo, Mozambique, demonstrating how well-designed shared facilities can make a difference to people’s dignity, privacy and health.

The feature coincides with World Water Week, where the World Bank, WSUP and other partners discussed “Shared sanitation: when individual toilets aren’t enough”.

In the blog, Baghi Baghirathan, WSUP’s Director of WASH Finance, describes how a four year programme in Maputo has benefitted 8,600 low-income residents through 400 shared sanitation facilities.

“As envisaged, the shared sanitation facilities have given more security and improved the well-being of women and children in these densely populated bairros,” says Baghirathan.

The programme was funded by the World Bank-managed Japanese Social Development Fund.

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WSUP has also created a short video exploring how we are helping the Maputo authorities to improve sanitation for low-income communities in the fast-growing city.

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At the World Water Week session, WSUP presented a new research paper on our work to identify minimum standards for high-quality shared sanitation.

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Read more about WSUP’s position on shared sanitation.


Top image: Communal shared sanitation block in Maputo