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6 July 2020

By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – In Arghakhanchi district, 460 kilometres west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, community schools are being repurposed as quarantine centres during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a total sanitation campaign launched in July 2019 by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and UN-Habitat with support from Prakash Awareness Group (PRAG) […]

29 May 2020

Maintaining person-to-person contact despite a pandemic lockdown By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – 60-year-old Sabitri knew that handwashing and staying home were critical measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19. But until she received a phone call from a researcher, she admitted she had not been taking them seriously. “But since you called,” she told […]

24 May 2020

Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 By Renu Kshetry 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 […]

4 May 2020

By Aidan Tarimo DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania – Samuel Chitute has long been the face of health, safety and sanitation in his community. As a community health worker serving in the remote district of Bahi, he speaks with local people in their own languages, not just Kswahili, one of Tanzania’s most widely used languages. “Here in [the […]

3 April 2020

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 […]

8 January 2020

Platform merger to boost interaction between members 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 […]

2 July 2019

By Hiro Saito and Charles Dickson ANDOHARANOVELONA, Madagascar – The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they […]

7 July 2017

The GSF-supported Senegal programme uses its sanitation and hygiene focus to improve the living conditions and health of disadvantaged communities

30 March 2017

Submitted by our member Daniel Karanja, this story reveals how one woman took matters into her own hands to ensure that CLTS reached her home.

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24 March 2017

As the online WSSCC Members’ Community is on a SharePoint platform, this short 5 step guide supports members in creating a Microsoft account quickly and easily.  

27 February 2017

The CoP learning agenda for 2017 will commence with discussions around Sustainability from April 10th to 28th.

5 December 2016

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.