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As part of its community development efforts within its award-winning model, the Juabeng Traditional Council has established an international implementation committee to oversee the work of the “Operation Clean Communities” launched in March 2021.

The newly constituted committee is made up of representatives from the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Emory University in Atlanta, USA, the New Juaben Traditional Council and the root-based institutional member.

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"Operation Clean Communities" launched in March 2021 by the New Juaben Traditional Council. The campaign will be implemented in three phases. The Pre-Intervention Phase will adapt and utilize the SaniPath Exposure Assessment Tool for use in New Juaben, Ghana to assess the various exposure pathways of contamination and behavioral patterns that influence exposure. The Intervention Phase will seek to disrupt the dominant exposure pathways identified from the SaniPath Tool through community health and sanitation education, cleanup initiatives, and public stakeholder engagement. The Post-Intervention Phase will be conducted one year after the Intervention Phase and will deploy another SaniPath Exposure Assessment to measure the impact of "Operation Clean Communities".

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The international implementation committee is made up of representatives from: International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC); Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Juaben Traditional Council and its institutional members.

On January 28, 2021 the SaniPath Advisory Committee met virtually to discuss the sustainability of the SaniPath Tool and it's future. The discussion focused around the opportunities for scaling and sustaining the SaniPath Tool and how best to translate risk-based thinking into WASH programming on the ground. In addition to developing a plan for sustaining the Tool and associated services, one of the focuses of the SaniPath team moving forward will be to help build and sustain exposure thinking in the WASH sector at multiple levels (municipal to national). We're grateful to our advisory committee for their continued support and guidance!

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