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15 May 2014

More and more organisations working in sanitation and hygiene support the vision that equitable and sustainable sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and services at scale should be delivered through locally driven and locally sustained institutions, mechanisms and service providers. This calls for strengthening these institutions, mechanisms and providers at the level where they operate, regionally, […]

14 February 2014

A meeting of key representatives from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector produced a series of commitments to improve coordination for more effective results in for the sector by cementing a consensus on goals and actions needed in the sector. Organised by WSSCC, the November 2013 meeting brought together key partners from the sector, including […]

9 November 2010

The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is a regional networking body of African civil society organizations (CSOs) actively involved in the field of sustainable water management, water supply and sanitation.

19 February 2010

Ms. Archana Patkar, an Indian national and social development expert, was announced today as Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) Networking and Knowledge Management programme.

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 […]

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. […]

28 May 2020

It is time to address the stigma, taboo and lack of knowledge around menstruation By Rt Hon Helen Clark and Elhadj As Sy We stand as advocates for addressing women’s issues. Because gender equity is so closely linked to health, we also see the achievement of universal health coverage – the need for which has […]

26 May 2020

By Olajide Adelana In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in a context of poor sanitation, Nigeria and many countries around the world are confronted with enormous challenges at every turn. A critical look at national response plans offers much to be learned in terms of what is working and what is not, […]

25 May 2020

GENEVA, 25 May 2020 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O’Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC. Mr O’Neill brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the development industry on a national and global level. He […]

14 May 2020

French translation available here.  1. Why is WSSCC evolving into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund? Since 1990, WSSCC’s work has significantly contributed to the achievement of sanitation and hygiene services for millions of people left behind. Through our Global Sanitation Fund, our grants have resulted in 28 million people living in open defecation free environments, […]

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 […]

29 April 2020

A learning journey to fight against slippage By Francesca Nava PARAKOU, Benin –  A resounding chant to never go back to open defecation echoes across the Beninese village of Sondi as a group of sanitation professionals pays a visit to help community members realize the positive impact of sanitation and hygiene on their lives. “Mum, Dad, […]