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11 November 2019

WSSCC and partners call for action on Menstrual Health and Hygiene  NAIROBI, Kenya – Research shows that 6 out of 10 girls in Kenya have never heard about menstruation until their first period, and 65 percent of menstruating girls and women in the nation cannot sustainably access sanitary pads. Menstruation is rarely spoken in daily […]

7 November 2019

Toilets breathe new air in Qahir village – Kenya WAJIR, Kenya – Think about your home without a toilet. Now, think of the flies that float around your room, and its serious harmful impact on your health as a catalyst of oral-fecal transmission. That was the life for many people who practiced open defecation in […]

7 November 2019

Making open defecation free campaign a reality NAROK, Kenya – Village Sanitation Committees are busy spearheading the drive in Kenya’s rural sides to accelerate progress on making villages free from open defecation by encouraging the local people to shift from the generations-long practice to proper toilet use. Inadequate access to sanitation and hygiene has long […]

6 November 2019

‘I would not exist without menstruation’ – a local singer   KIISI, Kenya – A song in praise of menstruation breaks the code of silence around menstruation in Kenya, where many girls are still missing school while they are menstruating, thousands of others are unable to afford health products, and a large percentage of girls […]

6 November 2019

Nepal’s sanitation campaign making a difference in Majhi By: Charles Dickson MAJHI, Nepal – Recently, the national campaign to end open defecation across Nepal arrived in Sunaina Devi’s village, and it promises to be transformational. Sunaina lives in Majhi, a village of 104 impoverished people in Nepal’s Terai region. Majhi’s huts of mud, thatch and […]

5 November 2019

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene […]

23 October 2019

WSSCC has launched a Call for Voting for its members. Check your inbox to review the candidates and vote for the Steering Committee Global Seat! Steering Committee Voting Process video   Vidéo sur le processus de vote pour le Comité de Pilotage More on here

18 October 2019

Earlier this week, the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) with this year’s theme, ‘Clean Hands for All’. United Purpose, a Global Sanitation Fund implementing partner, was extremely active during this year’s milestone day. After following their activities on social media, WSSCC decided to contact United Purpose Nigeria to learn more about their activities. We […]

Resources

Training of Swachhagrahis on ODF Plus – Module & Trainers’ Handbook

ODF Plus Sanitation and Hygiene

ODF Plus trainers handbookODF Plus training module
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Keeping our Villages Clean

ODF Plus Sanitation and Hygiene

Swachh Bharat Mission is the biggest people’s movement on sanitation in the world that seeks to create a Clean India. As reported by the Government of India, close to 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status has been achieved. The current focus of the national flagship programme is now on ODF Plus (ODF+), which aims at […]

Village Immersion and Sanitation in India- Key Findings

Equality Sanitation and Hygiene

While a lot has been achieved in the last few years in India in terms of toilet construction, there is a lot more that can be done for behavioral change and usage, toilet technology as well as other aspects of sanitation. The study tries to understand the range of problems that different people faced across […]

Bihar State Menstrual Hygiene Management Guidelines & Implementation Framework

Menstrual Health

Menstruation and related hygiene practices are a socially and culturally sensitive issue shrouded largely in silence and perpetuated by social taboos. Following the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Garmin, Open Defecation Free (ODF) achievements are now proposed to be followed up by ODF sustainability and ODF plus initiatives. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the […]

Actions for mainstreaming Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstrual Health

The Government of Jharkhand is working towards development of all aspects of sanitation and hygiene, including menstruation. Stigmas and taboos associated with menstruation impact the ways it is perceived and managed. Working on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) requires a well-planned out detailed strategy and coordinated efforts from various stakeholders and line departments. The Swachh Bharat Mission […]