Factors associated with practice of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Hsan, K., Naher, S., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Shamol, H.H. and Rahman, M.A., 2019. Factors associated with practice of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 9 (4), pp. 794-800. ISSN 2043-9083

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Abstract

The Rohingya people are now living in overcrowded refugee camps and makeshift settlements having low standards of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This study was conducted to examine WASH practices and associated risk factors among the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The present study comprised 350 participants with data collected via a semi structured questionnaire. Most respondents (84%) did not have a good knowledge concerning WASH. Furthermore, 50.3% had unsafe WASH practices, 38.6% had fair WASH practices, and 11.1% had safe WASH practices. WASH practices were significantly associated with age, education, marital status, and WASH knowledge. The implementation of an effective WASH awareness program is required along with improved water supply and sanitation to improve WASH practices among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Creators: Hsan, K., Naher, S., Griffiths, M.D., Shamol, H.H. and Rahman, M.A.
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Date: December 2019
Volume: 9
Number: 4
ISSN: 2043-9083
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.2166/washdev.2019.038DOI
1119383Other
Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0), which permits copying, adaptation and redistribution, provided the original work is properly cited (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Sep 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 14:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37763

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