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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.

4 June 2019

By Hiro Saito ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation professionals at the WSSCC-supported executing agency in Madagascar are awarded the medals of honor on 24 May in recognition of their ongoing effort to fight against open defecation for the past nine years.   Presiding over the award ceremony at the Hotel Astauria Antanimena, Ms. Madeleine Ramaholimiaso, Grand […]

15 November 2018

WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten districts across the state, a civil society organization […]

26 October 2018

Join us at this year’s conference organized by The Water Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from October 29 to November 2 The 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will be held […]

12 October 2018

Ms. Hind Khatib-Othman, Managing Director at the GAVI Alliance, is the new Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). She assumes the role in November during the next meeting of the Steering Committee, WSSCC’s governing body. Ms. Khatib-Othman succeeds Mrs. Ebele Okeke and Mr. William Herbert, who served as interim Co-Chairs since […]

27 September 2018

In Bekwarra, a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, 131,000 people now live in clean and healthy environments, and all households and key public spaces have latrines and sanitation facilities. They have put an end to open defection through a collective behaviour change process. The impact of this change process is most felt by children […]