Uganda Environmental Health Census

2002 census data by Subcounty on open source for drinking water, access to improved sanitation, and access to hygiene/ soap

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Data used in maps 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 of "Mapping a Healthier Future: How Spatial Analysis Can Guide Pro-Poor Water and Sanitation Planning in Uganda." from Health Planning Department, Ministry of Health, Uganda; Directorate of Water Development, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda; Uganda Bureau of Statistics; International Livestock Research Institute; and World Resources Institute. 2009.


The 2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census defines improved sanitation coverage only by the type of latrine or toilet facility installed. For the census, a government representative will ask citizens what type of facility they use, but will not personally check the validity of the household's answer. The options available for the citizen are the following three categories of improved sanitation facilities: covered pit latrine, ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, and flush toilet. Unsafe sanitation facilities include uncovered pit latrine, bush, and other. The Ministry of Health (MoH) collects its data differently by inspecting the sanitation facility. While the MoH applies the same definitions as the census, the MoH also includes other criteria to define a safe sanitation facility: latrine pits are required to be at least 15 feet deep; waste has to be three feet below the latrine hole; and adequate privacy has to be provided.

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UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS (UBOS). 2002. 2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census GIS Database. Kampala, Uganda: Government of Uganda, UBOS.

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