As of 1 July 2014, the Global Sanitation Fund supports work actively in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda. In those countries, more than 140 sub-grantees have raised awareness of sanitation and hygiene nationally and in a number of regions.
This year on International Women’s Day, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council paid homage to the unsung feminine, reminding all present of the equal value of every human life and of our collective and individual obligation to fight stigma, discrimination and inequality. The meeting listened and learned. Using sanitation and hygiene as an entry point to explore human rights in the world’s poorest countries, we heard stories of struggle and success for women and communities in Nepal, India and Senegal.
The August edition of UMATA News, the regular newsletter about the GSF-supported programme in Tanzania, highlights recent activities in a programme which is starting to show real momentum in terms of implementation.
In a two-day workshop and round table meeting, high level government ministers committed to ensure the state of Bihar, in North India, will become Open Defecation Free. The events were organised by the Executing Agency of WSSCC's Global Sanitation Fund in India.
The latest issue of the series Frontiers of CLTS called Disability: Making CLTS Fully Inclusive focuses on people with disabilities and particular needs for access to sanitation. People affected tend not to be present at triggering, to lack voice in the community, to have their needs overlooked, and may even be hidden by their families.
Author: Jane Wilbur (WaterAid), Hazel Jones (WEDC)
Sanitation is a key element of sustainable development and significantly influences people’s health and wellbeing worldwide.
This second, revised edition of the Compendium presents a huge range of information on sanitation systems and technologies in one volume. By ordering and structuring tried and tested technologies into once concise document, the reader is provided with a useful planning tool for making more informed decisions.
Author: Elizabeth Tilley, Lukas Ulrich, Christoph Lüthi, Philippe Reymond and Christian Zurbrügg