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What a day! UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to foreground sanitation, rights and dignity for women

Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday.

Source: WSSCC
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7 March 2014

Live from Madagascar

The GSF programme in Madagascar is known locally as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement and managed by Medical Care Development International (MCDI). …

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Author: Katherine Anderson, WSSCC
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Madagascar
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22 September 2013
Last updated: Sun, 09/22/2013 - 15:03

Documenting GSF success in Madagascar

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).

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22 September 2013

400,000 people no longer practice open defecation in Madagascar

Actions financed by the Global Sanitation Fund or GSF are now yielding positive and tangible results. …

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13 June 2013
Last updated: Tue, 09/10/2013 - 18:01
Last updated: Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:00

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.

Source: WSSCC
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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
Last updated: Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:02

Special notice for members: Nominations sought by 10 January 2013 for SIDS, Latin America, and Global Steering Committee seat election

In January, WSSCC will begin elections to fill three open seats on WSSCC’s government body, its member-elected Steering Committee. 

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14 December 2012

New National Coordinators appointed

WSSCC is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 new National Coordinators (NC) from across Africa and Asia.

14 December 2012