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Double vault composting latrine program in Northern Vietnam

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This case study is based from the findings of Plan Vietnam from the investigation made by Ben Cole and John Collet in Ha Nam and Nam Dinh provinces in Vietnam in May and June 2007. The investigation basically tackles the perception and attitude of the people who have been using the double-vault composting (DVC) latrine. Based from studies conducted by the World Bank (WB) thru their Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), Vietnam is one of the countries in Southeast Asia faced with serious problems on sanitation. In a survey made by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in 2007 in rural Vietnam, 25% of households had no latrine and 19% had an unhygienic latrine.

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