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Matengu, K. 2013. Towards improving rural water supply and sanitation coverage in Caprivi, North-east Namibia. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1): 21-33


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Towards improving rural water supply and sanitation coverage in Caprivi, North-east Namibia.

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Improving access to clean drinking water has been a major development goal of the Government of Namibia since independence. In particular, efforts were made to ensure that access to clean water for women and children who carry the responsibility of household maintenance and water provision in homesteads is improved. Women and children constitute a major part of the rural population and have traditionally relied on open water sources. By improving the supply of clean quality water, health risks can be reduced. This paper examines the progress done by the Government of Namibia in improving access to rural water supply through a case study of Caprivi region. A mixed methods approach is used. The results show that major improvements in rural water supply have been made, however this has not resulted in reduction of waterborne diseases.

Year: 2013

Type: Journal Article

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