Proportion of households possessing soap
Use of soap in handwashing helps to reduce diarrhoeal transmission. Although substitute such as ash may be as effective, soap encourages handwashing. Make sure it is present at household level is an important public health intervention.
Nb of households possessing soap
Total nb of households in the sample
Indicator used for response monitoring ?
Threshold / Standard
Follow-up of trends. Target: 100%
It is important to see the soap to verify its presence in the household. If the respondent cannot locate and show the soap within a minute or so, this probably means that it has been borrowed from another household and should be discounted.
Guidance for pre-crisis/baseline
Depending on contexts and intercluster cooperation, this indicator can be easily adapted for schools / child friendly spaces, feeding centres, as well as for health facilities