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Photo gallery: Malagasy President becomes first chief of state in the world to sign a pledge to end open defecation; sanitation success witnessed by international officials

Madagascar was very much centre-stage in sanitation and hygiene circles between 24 and 28 March -- days which saw the Malagasy President become the first chief of state in the world to sign a pledg …

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28 March 2015
Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:00

Madagascar holds high-level institutional sanitation "triggering" workshop for water, sanitation and hygiene sector development

This week, the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene of the Government of Madagascar welcomed the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Steering Committee, which includes international donors and sanitation experts. WSSCC is a Geneva-based United Nations body that aims at improving access to water and sanitation for the world’s 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation and 748 million people who cannot enjoy drinking water. Madagascar is one of the main recipient countries of financing from the Global Sanitation Fund, which is WSSCC's funding mechanism. The GSF programme in Madagascar is called "Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA)"

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27 March 2015

Atelier de Déclenchement Institutionnel de Haut Niveau pour le Développement du Secteur Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène

Cette semaine, le Ministère de l’Eau, de l’Assainissement et de l’Hygiène a accueilli  le Comité Directeur ou « Steering Committee » de WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council) dont les membres sont composés de donateurs et d'experts en assainissement. WSSCC, une organisation basée à Genève, fait partie de l'Organisation des Nations Unies et vise à améliorer l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement des 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et des 783 millions de personnes sans eau potable dans le monde. Madagascar figure parmi les premiers pays à bénéficier des fonds venant du Fonds Mondial pour l'Assainissement ou « Global Sanitation Fund » (GSF) qui est un mécanisme de financement créé par WSSCC. Le programme de GSF à Madagascar est appelé Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). 

 

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27 March 2015

Global Sanitation Experts Hail Madagascar Roadmap to become Open-Defecation Free Nation by 2018

WSSCC's Steering Committee meeting in Madagascar coincides with political drive to end open defecation.

25 March 2015

Des experts mondiaux de l'assainissement saluent la feuille de route de Madagascar, qui vise à déclarer le pays exempt de défécation à l'air libre d'ici à 2018

Une délégation de haut niveau comprenant des experts mondiaux de l'assainissement et de l'hygiène est arrivée aujourd'hui à Madagascar pour assister au Comité d'Orientation du Conseil de Concertation pour l'Approvisionnement en Eau et l'Assainissement (WSSCC), une institution des Nations Unies exclusivement consacrée aux besoins en assainissement et en hygiène des populations vulnérables et marginalisées du monde.

 

25 March 2015

Report on 7th Inter Country Working Group (ICWG) Meeting of SACOSAN

The 7th ICWG meeting aimed at reviewing the SACOSAN process for better sanitation outcome in the regions and preparation for the SACOSAN-VI conference in 2016. Delegates from the seven SACOSAN member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and representatives from UNICEF, WHO, WB, Water Aid, FANSA and WSSCC participated in the meeting.

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Menstrual Hygiene Management - WSSCC/UN Women Studies on Behaviour and Practices in Senegal, Niger and Cameroon

Menstrual hygiene is complex, bringing together interrelated issues of personal hygiene and sanitation, water supply, health, education, the environment and gender. Information on the issue of menstruation practices and services is insufficient and practices and behaviours in this area are little documented or not at all. The three studies on menstrual hygiene management in Louga and Kedougou and Cameroon, initiated within the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women, aim to contribute to filling this gap and raising awareness of this issue for policy and practice.

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Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:35

A Call for Action on Menstrual Hygiene: UN Women & WSSCC Experts to Present Roadmap

On Friday, March 13, the Permanent Missions of Singapore and Senegal to the United Nations will host a discussion on the links between gender equality and the WASH sector, to articulate the need for health, education, water, and sanitation services as a prerequisite to economic progress for women and girls, societies, and economies.

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10 March 2015

National event promotes sanitary, safe and green living and working environment in Ethiopia

The 6th National Hygiene and Environmental Health experience sharing forum was conducted from 26-28 February 2015 in Dire Dawa on the theme promoting Sanitary, Safe and Green living and working environment in Ethiopia. Close to 200 participants coming from the different regions and representatives of different development partners operating in the nations participated in the three day event and deliberated on the various issues and challenges related to the promotion of hygiene and environmental sanitation across the nation.

3 March 2015