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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice report for hygiene and drinking water in Burkina Faso, 2012
The study addresses knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) on water, sanitation and hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in the communes of Bartiébougou, Foutouri and Gayéri, Burkina Faso. This participatory study compares results with the 2009 baseline study. It was undertaken in 17 villages and questioned 357 households to identify water sources (wells, handpumps, surface water bodies), annual or monthly payments made, collection times and volumes consumed. 91% affirm that their village can repair the pump if it breaks down. In choosing their water source, proximity remains a key factor for 38% of those questioned. On sanitation, 11% of those questioned did not have a latrine. 63% of those questioned were involved in water management structures.