Voice, Choice, and WASH: A Household Survey of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in a Port Moresby Settlement
This publication discusses the results of a household survey assessing water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions in the Tete settlement of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the largest country in the Pacific in terms of land mass, population, and economic activity. Port Moresby alone has 800,000 inhabitants, with approximately 500,000 living in informal settlements. Although living conditions are different in each community, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges in Tete are indicative of those faced by settlement populations across the country. As PNG’s urban population increases at a rate of 2% per year, population growth in settlements is closer to 5%–8% per year. Service providers are struggling to keep pace with the influx of people moving into urban centers, and settlements in particular.