Uganda - Community-Led Total Sanitation

Progress till January
Have been triggered
Have reached ODF
Have adapted improved
Hygiene practices
Target No Reached
Target No. Reached
Targeted Reached No. Target No. Reached No.
Of Villages No Villages Schools No. Schools No. People People
Low Lights
• Lack of access to safe
water in ODF
communities impedes
the practising of
hygiene behaviors.
• Institutionalization of
CLTS and up scaling
beyond Plan’s
operational areas.
Low Lights
• Latrines collapsing in
ODF and triggered
villages due to loose,
collapsing soils and
heavy rains.
Low Lights
• The big number of
elderly people in some
communities in Luwero
has slowed the ODF
attainment process.
• A one year grant was secured with support of UKNO
to enhance access to safe water in ODF communities.
• Advocated and supported three districts to utilize the
new sanitation funding to scale up CLTS in non Plan
operational areas.
• Linked masons to ODF villages, retrained masons in
latrine designs suitable for collapsing soils.
• The VHTs have
embarked on supporting
the elderly to construct
the latrines through self
High Lights
50 villages have
reached ODF out of 78
triggered villages in the
two districts.
Nominated to
represent UWASNET
members on the
Global sanitation fund
steering committee.
High Lights
• Contributed to the
development, printing
and dissemination of the
national CLTS manuals.
Lessons Learned:
• Planning for CLTS implementation should be
comprehensive and include monitoring,
verification, and follow up for up to two years
after ODF to ensure sustainability.
• To achieve massive impacts in sanitation,
responsible government line ministries have
to be in the lead.
Lessons Learnt:
 Effective and exemplary leadership of the
community resource persons reinforces
positive sanitation behaviour change and
consequently attainment of ODF status.
Lessons incorporated in
CLTS Program
• Post monitoring has continued in ODF villages as well
as linkage to VSLA and masons.
• Signed MoU with Ministry of Health at the national
level as part of the efforts to scale up CLTS and to
institutionalize CLTS and sanitation marketing.
• The community resource persons have been involved
in all project activities especially monitoring and