Adequate sanitation coverage is a vital component of sustainable development and poverty alleviation in the 21st century. The CEO Water Mandate released a study – with a supporting foreword by the UN Deputy Secretary-General – that makes the case that action on sanitation is a moral imperative for companies around the world, and shows the business risks from lack of sanitation, as well as the opportunities and benefits offered by sanitation interventio
Sindhupalchowk, a district eastern Nepal, is mountainous and parts of it are only reachable on foot. The region depends on agriculture but is not fertile and is prone to landslides. In 2009, the district’s sanitation coverage was only 31%.
Global Handwashing Day stresses the importance of fighting diarrhoea. Washing with soap can cut diarrhoea by up to 50 percent and a recent community study in Nepal concluded that handwashing with soap can reduce newborn deaths by up to 44 percent.
On 9 March 2014, UN Women and the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) launched a partnership aimed at accelerating access to and use of water, hygiene and sanitation services for women and girls in West and Central Africa, in the presence of the Minister for Livestock Farming and mayor of Louga, Mrs Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye, and as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day in the Louga region (Senegal).
Since its launch in March 2014, the joint programme on ”Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation” has been dedicated to making women’s voices heard and contributing to making their rights a reality, especially the human right to water and sanitation. In just a few months, several large projects have been launched. The study carried out in June in the Louga region of Senegal was one of the first successes. It marks an important milestone because it documents how the lack of suitable facilities affects the everyday lives of women and girls in this region in a very specific way. In this second information letter, we present this survey’s main conclusions and give you an overview of the programme’s different activities and the emerging synergies that will help improve menstrual hygiene management.
The SHARE Research Consortium and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) formed a research partnership in 2013 to investigate the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh.
Des développementstrès excitants ont lieuà Madagascarpour améliorer l’assainissement et de l’hygiène à grande échelle.L’exemple de ce pays démontre concrètement que l’éradication de la défécation à l’air libre passe inéluctablement par une volonté politique, un investissement public, l’application de l’assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) à grande échelle, la vérification des résultats, et l’apprentissage par l’expérience.
There are exciting developments taking place in Madagascar to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. The country is demonstrating in concrete terms what it takes to eradicate open defecation: political will, public investment, the application of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) at scale, verification of results, and learning from experience.
Saturday night’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park brought the call against poverty and injustice in the developing world out of the meeting rooms of the United Nations General Assembly, to a massive show of youth support.
Geneva, 1 October 2014 - The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced today that David Shimkus has joined the Global Sanitation Fund as its new Programme Director, bringing to the Fund over fifteen years of experience in international health and development. He will oversee the Fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programmes in developing countries, including resource mobilization, financial management, capacity building and programme monitoring and evaluation.