Diabou and her 10-year-old child used to have diarrhea, but after a triggering session, when the health team explained to everyone in the village about the campaign to end open-defecation, she spoke to her husband about getting a toilet of their own. They dug a pit and lined it with tires, Diabou cleans it daily and shows it off with pride.
Open defecation in Cambodia is among the highest in the world (65%) and stunting of under-five year old children remains high at 40%. A new research brief from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), "Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets", examines how the level of open defecation in a community is associated with shorter children in Cambodia.
The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in India has been raising awareness on the importance of sanitary hygiene practices and use of latrines in rural areas of Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam. NRMC India, Executing Agency of GSF in India, recognises the importance of public dialogue on this matter. This issue shares some of NRMC's work with the media and updates on programme activities. Articles by Indira Khurana and Swati Sahi in mainstream media are reproduced for wider sharing. The centerpiece of this newsletter is Anand Shekhar, Team Leader GSF India, in conversation with OneWorld South Asia on challenges of bringing people sustainable santitaton.
WSSCC's Katherine Anderson is in Madagascar to work with colleagues at the GSF programme in the country, known locally as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement and managed by Medical Care Development International (MCDI).
The GSF progamme in India is working over five years in select districts in the States of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. The GSF programme strategy is to support and strengthen the national sanitation programme – the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) – and its goal of achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status for all Gram Panchayats by 2022.
SNV, a sub-grantee of the Global Sanitation Fund in Camodia, is working in close cooperation with the government partners, community groups and other stakeholders in the five provinces of Kampong Cham, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Kandal to improve the health and quality of life for the rural households through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.
SNV, a sub-grantee of the Global Sanitation Fund in Cambodia, is working in close cooperation with the government partners, community groups and other stakeholders in the five provinces of Kampong Cham, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Kandal to improve the health and quality of life for the rural households through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.
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The second sub regional preparatory meeting for West Africa for the fourth AfricaSan conference started in the morning of 11 September and continues for two days. It follows the sub regional meeting for central Africa. This meeting will enable representatives of the governments and civil society of each country to assess the progress of the eThekwini commitments and the 2012 High Level Forum.