WSSCC helped arrange four days of training at the “Hand Washing University” workshop held in July in Nairobi, Kenya. Thirty-five sector professionals, including a number of WSSCC members, attended from around the world.
“The training was a great opportunity to learn more about the different initiatives in the world to promote hand washing and to find out how to better evaluate the effectiveness of hand washing initiatives,” said Ina Jurga, the WSSCC Technical Officer that helped arrange the event.
Some highlights from the workshop included the presentation of a puppetry show used to raise awareness on the adverse effects on children of poor sanitation; a look at improved monitoring and evaluation through simplified approaches to indicators and output reporting; and challenges and lessons learned in Africa and Latin America from speakers who discussed how they integrated hand washing into governmental policies.
In addition, Ann Thomas of UNICEF described the upcoming (October 15) Global Handwashing Day, which is a very good opportunity to advocate for an inclusion and adaptation of hand washing into country specific programmes.
For more information on the Hand Washing University, contact Ms. Jurga at email@example.com.
Interview with theGlobal Sanitation FundProgramme Manager By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – For the past 10 years, Dr Rija Lalanirina Fanomeza has led a sanitation programme in Madagascar, known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). He is a doctor by training and a public health specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field […]
Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of WSSCC, voices out the need for a scalable and global Fund to effectively tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis with a transformative, long-term approach. For more information about the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund please check here
GENÈVE, 25 mai 2020 – Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’UNOPS annoncent la nomination de M. Dominic O’Neill au poste d’Executive Director du WSSCC. M. O’Neill apporte à cette fonction une richesse de connaissances et toutes sortes d’expériences dans le secteur du développement aux niveaux national et mondial. […]
By Renu Kshetry Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 KATHMANDU, Nepal – Faced with a major challenge of dealing with the possible outbreak of COVID-19, ward officials of Kispang Rural Municipality in central Nepal are using the lockdown period to intensify the ongoing campaign to create awareness of handwashing with soap and water as a […]