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18 March 2020

At a time when the global community is hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of safe sanitation and hygiene to prevent diseases and live a healthy and fulfilling life is more obvious than ever before. Safe sanitation and hygiene does not only impact on people’s health. It also impacts on livelihoods, […]

9 March 2020

Interview with the ambassador of Germany to the UN in Geneva   By Francesca Nava GENEVA – The second episode of the series: “Friends of the human rights to water and sanitation” features His Excellency Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations Office. As […]

5 March 2020

High precipitation across East Africa attributed to unusually warm Indian Ocean By Aidani Tarimo and Charles Dickson As welcome as the life-giving rains are in Africa, they can also be a menace. Floods resulting from unusually heavy rainfall in Tanzania over recent months have forced thousands to flee their homes for higher ground and caused […]

27 January 2020

In September 2019, the Government of Nepal declared the country ‘open defecation free’ (ODF). Leading up to this milestone, the Government of Nepal and other sector partners focused on the challenging Terai plains – the ‘last mile’ of Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign. This Case Study documents the key success factors from WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme […]

11 December 2019

Experts in Nepal bring the agenda of leaving no one behind front and center on World Toilet Day By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Celebrating this year’s World Toilet Day, sanitation experts gathered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to renew their commitment to availability, accessibility, and affordability of WASH services across the country. In […]

9 December 2019

The Global Toilet Revolution  By Machrine Birungi GENEVA – Cutting-edge digital tools such as data sensors and robots are the center of a debate on how to improve the way we deal with significant sanitation challenges such as fecal waste management. Inadequate sanitation, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for 432,000 diarrheal deaths […]

12 November 2019

WSSCC partners and members show case their work  By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – A four-day conference in Nairobi with a special focus on sanitation offered a timely opportunity for WSSCC-supported partners to make a show of “splash” on their work to leave no one behind and engage with other diverse sector players from the […]

7 November 2019

Making open defecation free campaign a reality NAROK, Kenya – Village Sanitation Committees are busy spearheading the drive in Kenya’s rural sides to accelerate progress on making villages free from open defecation by encouraging the local people to shift from the generations-long practice to proper toilet use. Inadequate access to sanitation and hygiene has long […]

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 […]

17 September 2019

Join WSSCC and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria on 24 September in New York for this upcoming UN General Assembly side event. Achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a major challenge in many parts of the world, with 2 billion people still lacking access to basic sanitation services, […]

4 September 2019

From 2014 to 2018 the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women implemented the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation. The objective of the programme was to support governments with the design of inclusive and evidence-based policies in the water and sanitation sector with special attention to the needs of women […]

26 July 2019

GENEVA – Earlier in June, WSSCC had the opportunity to interview Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Here is what he has to say about the striking connection between sanitation and human rights. WSSCC: First of all, why […]