Before beginning the deployment process, teams should ensure that they can adequately provide the necessary resources for the duration of the assessment.
Teams considering implementing the assessment should, at a minimum, have access to the following resources:
A funder such as a local government or international organization
A research organization/university or local hospital with basic lab facilities that has experience with sterile techniques and membrane filtration or IDEXX for measuring E. coli. Click here for a detailed checklist of environmental sampling supplies and equipment.
Work force for and prior experience with conducting surveys
Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to facilitate access to data collection and dissemination of results
See SaniPath Wiki for a more detailed list of requirements.