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11 April 2017

Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State, Nigeria is the first of the 774 LGAs in the country to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status

2 February 2017

In Agelilyec, community members are supporting disadvantaged groups as part of a larger effort to keep their village open defecation free.

17 October 2016

Three Traditional Authorities supported by GSF-funded programme in Malawi recently celebrated becoming open defecation free.

29 July 2016

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.

9 September 2015

A “rapid action learning and sharing workshop” organised by the Government of India, WSSCC and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has highlighted a number of best practices and innovations aimed at accelerating India’s Swachh Bharat Gramin campaign for universal sanitation coverage by 2019 – the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Nearly 100 participants, […]

6 August 2015

Malawi’s Nkhotakota District Council has made a declaration to work towards declaring the district open-defecation free by mid-2017.

1 March 2013

Villagers in Matam, a region of Senegal,  celebrated a major milestone in the implementation of the community-led total sanitation approach (CLTS), namely the end of open defecation.

30 July 2019

GENEVA – As India advances its unprecedented, government-led movement, known as the Swachh Bharat Mission, to progress the ambition of the country being open defecation free, we sat down with Vinod Kumar Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator, to discuss his views on how to reach the last mile in India and leave no one behind in […]

16 July 2019

Ms Hind Khatib-Othman is currently the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) having assumed this role in late 2018. Ms Khatib-Othman brings extensive leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of international development work to the role, including grant making and programme finance operations. Since joining she has been keen to reinvigorate […]

12 July 2019

By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]

2 July 2019

By Hiro Saito and Charles Dickson ANDOHARANOVELONA, Madagascar – The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they […]

24 June 2019

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Earlier in May, Clara Rudholm, East and Southern Africa Regional Manager for WSSCC and its partners in Madagascar spoke with Honorable Vonjy Andriamanga, Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons to discuss the new initiative that the minister has been advocating, expectations about eliminating open defecation in the country, and the partnership with WSSCC. […]