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Madagascar leads the way to become open defecation free

This week, Madagascar’s new government committed to leading the way to become Africa’s first open-defecation-free country. In meetings with WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams and the local leaders of the movement to end open defecation, President Heri Rajaonarimampianina, Prime Minister Roger Kolo, and Minister of Water Johanita Ndahimananjara pledged to build on the results achieved by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes in rural areas across the country.

 

18 July 2014

Executive Director of WSSCC received by the President of the Republic of Madagascar

The President of the Republic of Madagascar, the Honourable Hery Rajaonarimampianina, on Monday, July 14, 2014 received Mr. Chris Williams, the Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), together with the Minister of Water Ndahimananjara Johanitam. at the State Palace Iavoloha in Antanaviro. 

15 July 2014

Le Directeur Exécutif du WSSCC reçu par le Président de la République

Le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu ce lundi 14 juillet 2014 au Palais d’Etat d’Iavoloha, M. Chris Williams, le Directeur Exécutif du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC), accompagné par le Ministre de l’Eau Ndahimananjara Johanita.

 

15 July 2014

Communiqué de presse relatif à la visite du Directeur Exécutif de WSSCC à Madagascar

Le WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council  ou Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et Assainissement) est une organisation globale de  partenariat multi-acteurs et de membres qui se consacre à sauver des vies et d'améliorer les moyens de subsistance. Il le fait en renforçant la collaboration entre les organismes et les professionnels du secteur qui travaillent à améliorer l'accès pour les 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et 748 millions de personnes sans eau potable. 

13 July 2014

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.

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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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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
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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