Opendefecation, E. colicontamination, sosialization, and behavior change of the people of Sumur Batu Village, Babakan Madang Subdistrict, Bogor District

Laila Fitria, Suyud Warno Utomo, Epi Ria Kristina Sinaga, Nurusysyarifah Aliyyah

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Abstract

Result study in Sumur Batu Village in 2017 discovered that open defecation (OD) contributesto E.coli contamination in water flow at RW 04 Sumur Batu Village. The amount of people that has septic tank is expected having contribution to the contamination. From 10 water samples taken, show that the level of contaminant is exceeding the standard thus risking health. The increases of activity such as public bathing, washing and toilet facilities on the upstream and downstream and also feces final disposal on watershed/ river basin, raise the risk of contamination of water flow in Sumur Batu Village. In general, the program that will be conducted is the effort to organize, to maintain the environment, to analyze needs, and to increase the knowledge. With this activity, community is expected having concern to their health and environment. The aim of this community service is increasing people’s knowledge about the effect of open defecation, healthy latrine and the benefits of its use, related diseases, and then the behavior change and decreases in the incidence of the diseases. From the results of activities before and after the intervention it was known that knowledge and attitudes increased from 37,5% to 54,3% and 53,1% to 78,6%, but not with behavior (from 53,1% to 37,1%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1682-1686
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Clean and Healthy Lifestyle
  • Open Defecation
  • Sanitation

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