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23 June 2020

Interview with Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, CEO of EPiAfric By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Chief Executive Officer of EPiAfric, an Abuja-based African population health consultancy group, is a leading advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. Dr Nsofor sat down with WSSCC to discuss Nigeria’s COVID-19 response, […]

17 June 2020

By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, social distancing measures continue to form an essential part of efforts around the world to stop the spread of the disease. At the same time, restrictions on the size of gatherings are also limiting the ability of non-governmental organizations in developing countries to […]

14 May 2020

Per Eileen Palmer À l’occasion de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination, célébrée du 24 au 30 avril, le WSSCC a choisi cette année de s’entretenir avec Mme Anuradha Gupta, directrice générale adjointe de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin. Invitée à décrire la mission de Gavi, qui est de sauver des vies d’enfants et de protéger […]

13 May 2020

By Eileen Palmer GENEVA – Commemorating this year’s World Immunization Week between 24 and 30 April, WSSCC interviewed Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. In describing Gavi’s mission, to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries, Ms Gupta underscores the vital […]

11 May 2020

Statement from Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Government of Uganda We are a decade away from 2030 and well off-track to achieve the sanitation and hygiene related targets of SDG 6.2. These targets must be pursued for the good of all, but particularly and urgently to prepare nations to better respond to outbreaks […]

9 May 2020

Mwanzilishi wa kampuni ya Kasole Secrets, Hyasintha Ntuyeko & WSSCC National Coordinator Wilhelmina Malima Mwaka 2013, Mwalimu Rehema Darueshi alihamishwa na kuanza kufundisha shule ya msingi Toa Ngoma iliyopo wilaya ya Kigamboni, mkoani Dar-es-Salaam nchini Tanzania. Mwl Rehema hakuridhika sana na mazingira ya kazi kwani shule hiyo haikua kabisa na watoto wasioona na yeye alikua ndie […]

8 May 2020

WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices gathered from our country partners. Entitled COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes, it is intended to provide the latest information on COVID-19 and offer practical guidance. Le […]

7 May 2020

COVID-19 indirectly affects menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) through various avenues. For instance, COVID-19 restricts mobility, increases challenges in obtaining certain essential items, reduces interaction with social support networks, reduces privacy of household members who are usually out of the house and are now under lockdown, and causes stress – […]

4 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices […]

28 April 2020

Civil society strengthening, accountability and voice on sanitation and hygiene The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is very excited to announce the launch of a new pilot small grant for Civil Society Strengthening, Accountability and Voice. Based on the principle that civil society has a crucial role to play in holding governments accountable […]

19 April 2020

Interview with Nigeria’s WASH Ambassador By Olajide Adelana Ms Ebele Okeke, WSSCC’s WASH Ambassador in Nigeria, speaks on the novel Coronavirus disease, and what Nigeria must learn while addressing the pandemic. She shares her thoughts as to why Nigeria should use this as an opportunity to accelerate precautionary measures for stopping the spread of future […]

23 March 2020

Geneva, 23 March 2020: The international governing body of football, FIFA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness campaign featuring world-renowned footballers, urging people across the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. The “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign promotes five […]