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14 November 2017

The collaboration between WSSCC partner Essity and Fotografiska in Stockholm looks into hygiene and health across the life cycle

6 September 2017

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden reflects on World Water Week conversations in today’s blog

6 April 2020

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

8 March 2020

de Renu Kshetry M. Shrestha a poussé un soupir de soulagement lorsqu’en septembre dernier, son rêve de voir le Népal déclaré « pays libéré de la défécation en plein air » est devenu réalité. Aujourd’hui âgé de 60 ans, Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha a passé 36 ans de sa vie dans le domaine de l’approvisionnement en eau et de l’assainissement. […]

8 March 2020

d’Aidani Tarimo et Charles Dickson Si les pluies salutaires sont indéniablement appréciées en Afrique, elles peuvent également constituer une menace. Les inondations provoquées par des précipitations exceptionnellement abondantes ces derniers mois en Tanzanie ont obligé des milliers de personnes à fuir de leur maison pour se réfugier sur les hauteurs, laissant derrière elles un sillage […]

5 March 2020

High precipitation across East Africa attributed to unusually warm Indian Ocean By Aidani Tarimo and Charles Dickson As welcome as the life-giving rains are in Africa, they can also be a menace. Floods resulting from unusually heavy rainfall in Tanzania over recent months have forced thousands to flee their homes for higher ground and caused […]

4 March 2020

By Renu Kshetry Shrestha heaved a sigh of relief when his dream of declaring Nepal an open defecation free country became a reality last September. Now 60 years old, Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha has spent 36 years of his life in the water and sanitation field, including as Senior Sanitation Specialist at the United Nations […]

5 February 2020

New innovation offers women and girls the confidence and space to manage their menstruation By Machrine Birungi Nearly 121 million women and adolescent girls in India use on average eight sanitary napkins per menstrual cycle. That translates to 1 million pads generated monthly, which then results into 12 billion pads produced and disposed of annually […]

23 December 2019

WSSCC’s most memorable moments of 2019 Join us and take a look back at some of the most notable activities that shaped the past 12 months of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). January: WSSCC and GIWA spread the word about sanitation at the Kumbh Mela festival in India – A faith-based festival […]

18 December 2019

Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]

9 December 2019

The Global Toilet Revolution  By Machrine Birungi GENEVA – Cutting-edge digital tools such as data sensors and robots are the center of a debate on how to improve the way we deal with significant sanitation challenges such as fecal waste management. Inadequate sanitation, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for 432,000 diarrheal deaths […]

5 December 2019

An interview with a Kenyan youth leader that advocates for the role of men in Menstrual Health and Hygiene By Kevin Mwanza and Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya – As the Government of Kenya approved the National Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy on 21 November to scale up its effort to provide more support for girls and women, […]