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We can't wait: we should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s health

Governments, civil society and business should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s health; say United Nations organisation, Unilever and WaterAid

19th November 2013, New York - A collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improve the health and prosperity of women worldwide, says a new report jointly published by the United Nations hosted organisation Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, international development organisation WaterAid and Unilever’s leading toilet brand Domestos.

19 November 2013

Nous ne pouvons plus attendre: on doit œuvrer ensemble en faveur de l’assainissement

 

Nous ne pouvons plus attendre: les gouvernements, la société civile et le secteur privé doivent œuvrer ensemble en faveur de l’assainissement pour la santé des femmes, déclarent l’organisation des Nations-Unies WSSCC, Unilever et WaterAid

Le 19 novembre 2013, New York – Une approche collaborative entre les gouvernements, la société civile et les entreprises est indispensable à la remise sur les rails de la cible des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement en matière d'assainissement. Ceci est essentiel pour améliorer la santé et la prospérité des femmes à travers le monde, d’après un nouveau rapport publié conjointement par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement, une organisation hébergée par les Nations Unies, l’organisation de développement international WaterAid et Domestos, la marque de produits WC de renom d’Unilever.

19 November 2013

World Toilet Day gets UN Recognition

The international community is showing its commitment to making sanitation a global development priority by recognising ‘World Toilet Day’ (WTD) on 19 November as an official United Nations day for the first time, a move welcomed by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

15 November 2013

WSSCC Steering Committee meeting set for Uganda

This week the Uganda Ministry of Health will host high-level delegates from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) who will make strategic decisions and review implementation of the Council’s programs.

14 October 2013

Glimmer of hope for elimination of open air defecation in Madagascar

The statistics are chilling: 53% of Madagascar’s 20.7 million people defecate openly every day while another 33% use dilapidated, unsafe toilets. The under-5 mortality rate of is one of the highest in the world, at 72 deaths per 1,000 children. One-fifth of these deaths are caused by diarrhoea, causing great personal anguish for families, straining health care systems, and stretching pocketbooks filled with a per capita income of just US$ 488 per year. In Madagascar, open air defecation leads to a loss of an estimated US$ 65 million per year.

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2 February 2013

Madagascar voit une lueur d’espoir à travers l’élimination de la défécation à l’air libre

Les statistiques sont effrayantes: 53% des 20,7 millions d’habitants à Madagascar pratiquent la défécation à l’air libre chaque jour si 33% utilisent des toilettes délabrées et plutôt dangereuses. Le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans est parmi les plus élevés dans le monde, à 72 pour 1000 naissances vivantes, un cinquième de ces décès est causé par la diarrhée qui engendre une inquiétude permanente pour les familles et un faible système de service de santé et les moyens maigres constitués d’un revenu annuel d’US $ 488 par individu. Pour Madagascar, la défécation à l'air libre engendre une perte estimée à plus de 48 Millions d'Euro par an.

Source: WSSCC
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2 February 2013

WSSCC Chair and Executive Director meet the press in Tanzania, discuss Global Sanitation Fund and new safe water initiative

Hon. Prof. Anna Tibaijuka, Tanzania Minister of Land Housing and Habitation, in her capacity as Chair of WSSCC, held a press conference today on the occasion of the visit of its  Executive Director, Mr. Christopher Williams.

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28 January 2013

Today is World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day, a day set aside not simply as a celebration, but as a way to highlight the plight of 2.5 billion people without access to a clean, private toilet. “I give a shit, do you?” is theme of global awareness campaign.

19 November 2012

WSSCC Steering Committee meets new Executive Director

From 1-2 October, WSSCC’s Steering Committee will take place at its Secretariat Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting will be chaired by Anna Tibajuka and WSSCC’s new Executive Director, Chris Williams, will also participate.

28 September 2012

Upcoming conference: Menstrual Hygiene Management through WASH in Schools

A virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management through WASH in Schools will take place on 27 September. Organized by UNICEF the event will bring together those already working on MHM-related issues. Read more!

20 September 2012