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How to end open defecation by 2019? Check out the SQUAT Policy Brief No. 1

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If you have been looking for ideas on ending open defecation by 2019, look no further than the SQUAT Policy Brief No. 1. We have thought a lot about the ideas and action points in the policy brief, and believe that doing well on all these action points and key messages is the least that is required to eliminate the practice of open defecation before 2019. The least, because ending open defecation before 2019 is no easy task. We also discuss a few myths associated with latrine use and open defecation in the brief.


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