The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum.
This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global community of sanitation practitioners. This new partnership among WSSCC, SuSanA and Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) at Skat Foundation is key to expanding the community’s focus on equality and non-discrimination, menstrual hygiene and health (MHH), and rural behaviour change programming.
We hope that our members will continue to actively share their knowledge in this growing learning community so that together, we can elevate unheard voices, confront stigmas and barriers, enhance accountability systems, and achieve sanitation and hygiene services for those left behind.
An interview with Alex Manyasi, WSSCC National Coordinator in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Odondi NAIROBI, Kenya – Of Kenya’s population of over 50 million people, an estimated one in ten (five million) still practice open defecation, and more than seven in ten have no hand-washing facilities with soap and water at home. These […]
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At a Glance By Neville Okwaro and Kevin Mwanza On 21 November 2019, the Government of Kenya approved its first stand-alone policy dedicated to Menstrual Health and Hygiene. A timeline of events leading up to Kenya’s MHM policy describes key dates and months recognized as contributing to the country’s MHM policy. 2015 MHM work focused […]