Behaviour change programme for safe child faeces management
The project ‘Developing and testing an innovative behaviour change programme for safe child faeces management in Odisha, India’ designed a behaviour change intervention, including the development of a novel child faeces management (CFM) hardware, to promote the adoption of safe CFM behaviours among households with children less than five years of age. Two innovative approaches - RANAS (risks, attitudes, norms, abilities, self-regulation) and User Centred Design - was used to inform the design and evaluation of an effective CFM behaviour change intervention. USAID supported the model development through Tetra Tech’s WASHPaLS initiative while Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported the evaluation through Emory University.
The project aims to identify key behavioural determinants influencing safe CFM behaviours and co-create prototypes for novel CFM hardware for the safe management of child faeces.
Ganjam, Gajapati in Odisha
June 2019 to April 2021
- Conducting workshops on behaviour change intervention that promotes safe CFM behaviors
- Conducting participatory user-centred CFM hardware design sessions with caregivers, family members and Gram Vikas team
- Pilot testing and feedback sessions on CFM hardware prototypes
- Production of selected CFM hardware
- Implementation of finalised CFM behavior change intervention activities
- Conducting baseline and endline surveys to measure safe CFM behaviours and behavioral determinants in control villages
- Engagement with state and national governments and nonprofit stakeholders
- 15% greater increase in Caregiver Safe Disposal of Child Faeces
- 5% greater increase in Child Latrine Use
- Sessions on participatory user-centred CFM hardware design conducted in 37 villages
- Conducted pilot testing of CFM hardware in 10 villages