At the heart of CLTS lies the recognition that merely providing toilets does not guarantee their use, nor result in improved sanitation and hygiene. Earlier approaches to sanitation prescribed high initial standards and offered subsidies as an incentive. But this often led to uneven adoption, problems with long-term sustainability and only partial use. It also created a culture of dependence on subsidies. Open defecation and the cycle of fecal–oral contamination continued to spread disease.
In contrast, CLTS focuses on the behavioural change needed to ensure real and sustainable improvements – investing in community mobilisation instead of hardware, and shifting the focus from toilet construction for individual households to the creation of open defecation-free villages. By raising awareness that as long as even a minority continues to defecate in the open everyone is at risk of disease, CLTS triggers the community’s desire for collective change, propels people into action and encourages innovation, mutual support and appropriate local solutions, thus leading to greater ownership and sustainability.
CLTS project exchange visit is conducted in following villages. Taw Pu medical department (7th March ) Wahtee medical department (8th March) Bawdeeh Kone medical department (9th March)
အုတ္တြင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အုန္းပင္ေက်းရြာအုပ္စု ဇီးျဖဴခင္အထက္ေက်းရြာ အေျခခံပညာမူလတန္းလြန္ေက်ာင္းမ်ားတြင္ SVS မွ CLTS ဥယ်ာဥ္မွဴးမ်ား သန္႔ေလးသန္႔အသိပညာက်န္းမာေရးေဆြးေႏြးေနမွဳပုံရိပ္မ်ား