“It makes us really look inferior to outsiders”: Coping with psychosocial experiences associated with the lack of access to safe water and sanitation
作者: Bisung, ElijahElliott, Susan J.
作者单位: 1School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
2Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo,Waterloo, ON
刊名: Can J Public Health, 2017, Vol.108 (4), pp.e442-e447
来源数据库: Canadian Public Health Association
DOI: 10.17269/cjph.108.5546
关键词: Drinking watersanitationpsychological stressKenya
原始语种摘要: OBJECTIVE: This paper explores daily experiences and coping resources related to the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation in Usoma, a lakeshore community in Western Kenya.METHODS: A qualitative approach that involved 10 focus group discussions and 9 key informant interviews with community leaders, volunteers and professionals was used to explore the research objectives. Data were collected from June to August 2013.RESULTS: Daily practices and experiences around water and sanitation, such as water collection, open defecation and shared toilets, were a major concern to residents. In the absence of safe water, residents used social networks and support, financial resources and the nearby Lake Victoria as coping resources.CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE: Findings from...
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  • sanitation 卫生设备
  • resources 资源
  • look 
  • water 
  • social 群居的
  • towards 朝向
  • working 开采
  • community 群落
  • informant 提供信息者
  • access 入口