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2 May 2020

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation and hygiene partners are placing an increased emphasis on improving hygiene services as a first line of defense in curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Madagascar, where a surge in the number of cases is feared to overwhelm the public health care system. As of 1 May, 128 […]

6 April 2020

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

6 April 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – WSSCC’s National Coordinator for Nigeria, Elizabeth Jeiyol, has commended Nigeria’s effort to institutionalize and diversify Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at all administrative levels. She gave the commendation in Abuja on 19 March 2020 during a two-day sensitization workshop for state focal officers, as part of the “Clean Nigeria: […]

21 February 2020

by Hoby Randrianimanana ANTSIAFABOSITRA, Madagascar – In 2018, the Madagascar programme of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) reported it had helped 2.1 million people become open defecation free (ODF). The programme, Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), had also provided 3.7 million with access to sanitation and handwashing facilities. In December 2019, FAA added to those […]

16 October 2019

Par Joséa Ratsirarson Dans un village, pour éliminer la défécation à l’air libre, chacun doit apporter sa contribution. C’est ce dont est convaincue une agence d’exécution de Madagascar soutenue par le WSSCC chargée de mettre en place le programme d’élimination de la défécation à l’air libre dans le pays. Le Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), […]

9 October 2019

Two billion people lack basic sanitation and 72 per- cent of them live in rural areas. At the current pace, universal access to safely managed sanitation will not become a reality until the 22nd century. Diseases linked to poor sanitation and hygiene hit children and the most vulnerable hardest – women and girls are affected […]

16 September 2019

By Joséa Ratsirarson Any activity at a village to end open defecation takes everyone’s participation. That’s what an executing agency in Madagascar, supported by WSSCC, strongly believes as they carry out its open defecation free programme throughout the country. The programme body in Antananarivo known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), or the Sanitation Support […]

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. […]

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 […]

28 May 2019

By Hiro Saito AMBOHITSARATELO, Madagascar – Hundreds of village dwellers in a hard-to-reach area of Madagascar are now pledging to build shower rooms for girls and women after an intense discussion on how to provide a safe and protected space, particularly for managing menstrual hygiene with dignity. For the residents of the fokontany, or the […]

17 August 2017

Save the date for our side event at Stockholm World Water Week on August 30th with USAID