From 17 to 23 November, the ‘My Dignity, My Health, My Life’ campaign took place in the context of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) and the World Toilet Day. During a national sanitation forum hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Halieutic Resources, presentations were made on the five IYS messages and recommendations issued to the government, civil society and financial partners. The Minister of Environment launched the ‘Clean City Day’ celebration on 22 November, which encouraged Ouagadougou’s citizens to strive for a clean living environment. This campaign also mobilised new actors and networks on HIV/AIDS, women and youth, who will now become partners for future actions in sanitation and hygiene.
By Renu Kshetry, KATHMANDU, Nepal – Just like the rest of the world, Nepal has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), announcing a lockdown from 23 March until further notice. The national lockdown involves long-distance buses being halted, non-essential services being shut and international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport […]
By Raza Naqvi, DELHI, India – A robot called Pepe will soon encourage schoolchildren to wash their hands. The robot will help kids adopt better practices by talking about hygiene and sanitation and developers say they will be useful especially when pandemics like COVID-19 requires confinement and social distancing. Video courtesy: Ammachi Labs According to […]
GENEVA – Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, is calling upon world leaders to commit to the establishment of a new global Fund to develop and implement the community-based sanitation and hygiene solutions, and prevent future pandemics. Transcript – Calling for a global fund dedicated to sanitation and […]
GENEVA – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is in full support of the action plan launched by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday to address the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the […]