On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:53 AM, RCN Ghana <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Dear All, Find attached a brief on the state of toilets in our urban setting as reported in a recent research findings from the SANIPATH project. Some highlights of the brief: Out of the 313 public latrine stalls observed, about 30% had visible feces on the walls or slabs, about 45% did not have secure stance, about 10% had a chance of falling through and about 74% had no doors. In addition, about 64% had flies in them and there was a “terrible” odor in about 40% of the stalls. Of a sample of 20 public toilets surveyed, 9% had a handwash-ing station, 95% provided newspaper for anal cleansing, 40% provided toilet tissue pa-per for anal cleansing and 25% provided water for anal clean-sing. About 73% of the households surveyed spent an average of 81 pesewas daily (295 cedis annually) on the use of public toilets. More information is available in the attached brief. Happy World Toilet Day! (I can almost hear you respond, "...Shit well!") -- WASH Resource Centre Network (RCN) Ghana RCN Secretariat No. 18 Third Close, Airport Residential Area, Accra P. O. Box CT 6135, Cantonments, Accra Cell: 020 2110335 Email: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask] Skype: awumbei Web: www.washghana.net RCN Ghana is a network of institutional partners seeking to promote Knowledge Management in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Ghana. The vision is a dynamic knowledge-driven WASH sector providing improved and sustainable pro-poor services.