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2 July 2020

Interview with the national convener of the MHH alliance By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Mr Gunaraj Shrestha is the National Convener of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners’ Alliance (MHMPA) since 2017. The MHMPA is an informal network with 80 members of various organizations working in the field of sanitation and hygiene. Shrestha was […]

26 June 2020

By Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Benin – The commune of Djougou in Benin has committed to reaching open defecation free (ODF) status by 2025, following an institutional triggering session led by Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) partners during a capacity-building mission. In Djougou, which has 267,812 inhabitants, one third (322) of localities have already reached ODF status, […]

21 June 2020

By Raza Naqvi When India went under strict COVID-19 lockdown on 24 March, migrant labourers started moving back to their home states. In the East Champaran district of Bihar state, 102 quarantine centres were set up for migrant labourers returning from Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Delhi among other places. For the 1,200 migrant labourers in […]

19 June 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – For its part in the global battle with COVID-19, Nigeria has implemented lockdowns, suspended non-essential services and imposed travel restrictions, among other measures to contain the spread of the disease, very much along the lines of what most other countries have done. Amid these fairly disruptive interventions stands the […]

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 […]

11 June 2020

Par Fawoziatouh Allade, chargée de communication du PAPHyR, le programme du WSSCC au Bénin, soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) Avec la levée du confinement sanitaire au Bénin et la réouverture des établissements d’enseignement secondaire le 11 mai dernier, la propagation du Covid-19 risque de s’étendre depuis la partie méridionale du pays, en direction […]

9 June 2020

By Raza Naqvi During the COVID-19 lockdown enforced across India, 16-year-old Tia Poovayya learned underprivileged women could not get menstrual products and, as a result, were at risk of exposure to infection. “Our housekeeper came to my mother and asked her for some sanitary napkins because she could not get any,” she says. “This made […]

29 May 2020

Maintaining person-to-person contact despite a pandemic lockdown By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – 60-year-old Sabitri knew that handwashing and staying home were critical measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19. But until she received a phone call from a researcher, she admitted she had not been taking them seriously. “But since you called,” she told […]

26 May 2020

GENÈVE, 25 mai 2020 – Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’UNOPS annoncent la nomination de M. Dominic O’Neill au poste d’Executive Director du WSSCC. M. O’Neill apporte à cette fonction une richesse de connaissances et toutes sortes d’expériences dans le secteur du développement aux niveaux national et mondial. […]

25 May 2020

La foi au service de l’assainissement By Alain Tossounon Mobilisation et motivation des communautés et engagement d’un petit groupe d’artisans spécialisés : telles ont été les clés de la réussite du combat récemment gagné contre la défécation à l’air libre dans le village Onklou 2, situé à 50 kilomètres de la commune de Djougou, qui […]

24 May 2020

Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Faced with a major challenge of dealing with the possible outbreak of COVID-19, ward officials of Kispang Rural Municipality in central Nepal are using the lockdown period to intensify the ongoing campaign to create awareness of handwashing with soap and water as a […]

23 May 2020

Interview with Alexis Tobada of Benin’s National Water Institute By Alain Tossounon Sociologist and speaker at Benin’s National Water Institute, Mr Alexis Tobada has a long experience in raising awareness for the adoption of hygiene and sanitation practices and, in particular, handwashing with soap and water. In this interview, Mr Tobada expresses his determination to […]