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1 June 2016

WSSCC’s National Coordinator Priscilla Achakpa has been made an honorary “Eco Hero and Ambassador” by Eco@Africa.

9 December 2015

“Today is a glorious day. I’m so happy! From nowhere ODF has come to stay in Obanliku.” These are the words of Robert Kanung, a sanitation champion in the Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria’s Cross River State, which recently celebrated 128 of its communities becoming open defecation free (ODF). This equates to at […]

3 March 2015

The 6th National Hygiene and Environmental Health experience sharing forum was conducted from 26-28 February 2015 in Dire Dawa on the theme promoting Sanitary, Safe and Green living and working environment in Ethiopia. Close to 200 participants coming from the different regions and representatives of different development partners operating in the nations participated in the three day event and deliberated on the various issues and challenges related to the promotion of hygiene and environmental sanitation across the nation.

16 March 2012

Kumi District, Uganda, 16 March 2012 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today allocated US$6 million from its Global Sanitation Fund to help more people in Uganda attain safe sanitation and practice good hygiene.

 

5 March 2012

Reed Elsevier has launched the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge for individuals or organizations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2012.

5 June 2008

Over 500,000 tonnes of faeces are openly defecated every day to the environment around the world. That’s enough to fill the 30,000-seat Stade de Genève, where the Euro 2008 football tournament kicks off this weekend, three times over.

2 July 2020

Interview with the national convener of the MHH alliance By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Mr Gunaraj Shrestha is the National Convener of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners’ Alliance (MHMPA) since 2017. The MHMPA is an informal network with 80 members of various organizations working in the field of sanitation and hygiene. Shrestha was […]

22 June 2020

By Bamuloba Muzamiru KAMPALA, Uganda – More than 1,000 people learned about the most recent innovations in latrine construction, solid waste management, hand hygiene and other aspects of sanitation and hygiene at a recent exhibition held in Kampala under the theme of “Improved Sanitation through Innovation.” Organized by Uganda’s Ministry of Health with the support […]

16 June 2020

NGO provides sanitary pads to girls in Nairobi slum during COVID-19 lockdown By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – In Nairobi’s Korogocho slums, the sudden closure of schools in March was a double tragedy for 15-year-old Consolata. It meant she would lose out not only on learning, but also on free access to sanitary towels provided […]

5 June 2020

Interview with the Global Sanitation Fund Programme 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 […]

2 June 2020

Interview with the national coordinator for the Society of Water and Sanitation in Nigeria By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The Society of Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) is a group of civil society organizations in Nigeria’s WASH sector, supported by WSSCC. Its national coordinator, Benson Attah, recently spoke with WSSCC on the COVID-19 response and […]

28 May 2020

By Marni Sommer, Virginia Kamowa, Therese Mahon COVID-19 highlights the vulnerable amongst us across the globe: Those who are most vulnerable because of the crowded conditions they live in; those who must continue working despite the threat of infection; and those who cannot absorb the shock of the economic impact of closed economies and quarantine. […]