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28 September 2018

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC India may be the world’s largest democracy, with 815 million eligible voters with access to the ballot. Much less a source of pride is the fact that, historically, so few Indians have access to a toilet. This situation is changing fast, however. As of 2014, for 550 million people […]

8 January 2018

The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in Niger has made considerable progress in in promoting sanitation and hygiene for women and girls

17 November 2016

Like India, a disproportionate number of Nigerians – over 110 million – have little or no access to improved sanitation.

14 December 2015

Together with UNICEF and the GSF, the Government of Togo has launched the national movement to end open defecation.

7 August 2013

Members of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Ethiopia Movement (WEM), policymakers, business and partners including representatives of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WaterAid gathered in Adama, Ethiopia from 6 to 8 August to develop a WEM strategic action plan that is aimed at improving their collective efforts in the sector.

9 November 2010

A half-day workshop on Urban Sanitation took place on 31 August 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and included the participation of the Ethiopia WASH Movement, which organized the event.

29 May 2020

By Renu Kshetry GAURIJANG, Nepal – A team of government officials, medical officers and sanitation professionals is intensifying their effort to provide the necessary support to poor and marginalized communities in the easternmost district of Nepal as many of the community members are confined and their movement is restricted due to the fight against coronavirus. […]

22 April 2020

From teaching community members how to protect themselves from COVID-19 to setting up handwashing stations, WSSCC partners across Africa have been intensifying their effort to fight against the coronavirus, showcasing the power of prevention through sanitation and hygiene. Some of their contributions have been captured in pictures. Kenya: Campaign partners train residents of Nkoilale, Narok […]

17 April 2020

Interview WASH specialist and WSSCC member on the fight against COVID-19 in Benin By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – Like many countries in the world, Benin has been undergoing the coronavirus pandemic for weeks. In response to the crisis, several measures have been taken by the government, including handwashing with soap and water. However, Edmond […]

16 April 2020

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – In the world’s second most populous nations, shame and stigma stops millions of girls from learning about their own bodies. “In India, the biggest challenge to educating people about their periods is shame,” says Aditi Gupta, an activist who founded a unique, fun and educational comic book for girls. […]

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 […]