Based on the need to increase sanitation coverage, the government of Nepal, with the support of the GSF programme and other partners, is launching an intensive campaign focusing on the eight Terai districts. This monthly bulletin provides a summary of the activities and achievements of this campaign.
In 2010, Cambodia was selected as a focus country for programs to improve access to sanitation and hygiene by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). Now in its third year, CR-SHIP spans 1,517 villages in the five targeted provinces. The program reached 148,400 people through the construction of 31,500 household latrines, and 826,500 people through the dissemination of key hygiene messages.
On World Toilet Day WSSCC as part of the United Nations is highlighting the fact that one out of three women around the world lack access to safe toilets. As a result they face disease, shame and potential violence when they seek a place to defecate.
WSSCC's achievements in 2013, summarized in the Annual Report 2013, have played a central role in progress on several fronts: supporting on-the-ground programs that have ended open defecation for 3.7 million people, drawing new attention to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people, bringing the sector together to improve collaboration and share knowledge, and advocacy for sanitation’s place on the development agenda.
Geneva, 17 November 2014 - SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the only United Nations body devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of vulnerable and marginalized people, have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world. SCA and WSSCC will jointly work to educate on menstrual issues and the importance of good hygiene.
The India WASH Forum stands for an independent, credible voice in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter is issued every second month and acts as an open platform for engagement on contemporary issues in WASH sector in India and elsewhere. The September 2014 issue includes features insightful contributions from WASH professionals, including Sopan Joshi, Oliver Jones, Deepak Sanan, Vinod Mishra, Kamal Kar and Robert Chambers.