The use of pit latrine squat-hole covers to reduce insect infestation

  • Sheila Donaghy

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    Hundreds of thousands of simple pit latrines will be constructed in the coming years both in response to global disasters and in a bid to achieve the Millennium Development Goal for sanitation. The low cost intervention of a squat-hole cover significantly reduces the presence of flies in the latrine vicinity thereby providing a primary barrier to the fly transmission route of excreta related diseases. Any intervention that impacts on a reduction in sanitation related morbidity and mortality rates should be encouraged to become institutionalised within the major relief organisations. Latrine lids (except in the case of Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines) should therefore become a standard component of the construction package.
    Date of AwardMay 2006
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorPatrick Deeny (Supervisor) & George Kernohan (Supervisor)


    • Disaster
    • Latrine
    • Toilet

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