Formative ethnographic research to improve evaluation of a novel water system in Ghana.

@article{Alcorn2011FormativeER,
  title={Formative ethnographic research to improve evaluation of a novel water system in Ghana.},
  author={Ted E Alcorn and Melissa C Opryszko and Kellogg J. Schwab},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={801-5}
}
The accessibility of potable water is fundamental to public health. A private for-profit company is installing kiosk-based drinking-water systems in rural and peri-urban villages in Ghana, and we evaluated their performance. Preceding an observational study to measure the effect of these kiosks on the incidence of water-related disease in recipient communities, we conducted ethnographic research to assess local water-related practices and the ways these practices would affect adoption of the… CONTINUE READING