Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India and UNICEF jointly developed, along with other partners, the National Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2012-2017.
Author: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India
The December 28 issue of the New York Times examines the topic of menstrual hygiene management. In October and November 2012 WSSCC arranged a menstrual hygiene management 'lab' as part of the Great WASH Yatra in India. Through the lab WSSCC was able to speak with thousands of young Indian women about their knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding menstrual hygiene management.
On 20th December 2012, Plan International Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) have launched the training module for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), School and Community Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) and Sanitation Marketing.
Water For People-Malawi takes a step back and asks some probing questions about the effectiveness of micro-financing sanitation. Through one woman's story , Water For People looks beyond the repayment/default ratios and statistics to understand whether micro-finance can catalyze a longer term relationship between humans and their toilets.
This week, Plan Tanzania officially joined the Global Sanitation Fund family after signing a contract to serve as the lead implementing partner, known as an Executing Agency (EA), in the country. The three-year contract will enable the Tanzania programme – launched officially in June 2012 and known as the Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzani (UMATA) in Kiswahili – to move forward rapidly.
The travelling mega-campaign known as the Nirmal Bharat Yatra, or “Great WASH Yatra,” concluded 19 November in Bettiah, Bihar, India, after having successfully traversed five Indian states and some 2,000 kilometres, The Yatra, supported by WSSCC (which contributed the focus on menstrual hygiene management), was an interactive awareness-raising and advocacy platform that focused specifically on sanitation and hygiene.
This week, WSSCC is contributing to a number of sessions at the World Toilet Summit 2012, being held this week in Durban, South Africa. On the opening day, 4 December, Advocacy and Communications Programme Manager Amanda Marlin, together with sector expert Piers Cross, discussed how to go from the status quo to sanitation for all Africans.