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22 May 2020

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – An innovator in India has come up with a ‘no touch’ handwashing station to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and conserve water in the process. Tamchos Gurmet in the Leh district of northern India developed a design for better hand hygiene, which enables users to control the flow […]

15 April 2020

By Philip Son and Technical experts, WSSCC Geneva – Last week — on World Health Day — the World Health Organization (WHO) released an Executive Summary on the state of the world’s nursing, highlighting the crucial role that nurses play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and the support that the workforce needs over the coming […]

3 April 2020

By Renu Kshetry, KATHMANDU, Nepal – Just like the rest of the world, Nepal has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), announcing a lockdown from 23 March until further notice. The national lockdown involves long-distance buses being halted, non-essential services being shut and international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport […]

2 April 2020

By Raza Naqvi, DELHI, India – A robot called Pepe will soon encourage schoolchildren to wash their hands. The robot will help kids adopt better practices by talking about hygiene and sanitation and developers say they will be useful especially when pandemics like COVID-19 requires confinement and social distancing. Video courtesy: Ammachi Labs According to […]

24 March 2020

By Kim Harrisberg and Nellie Peyton JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can’t, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies. Aid workers and […]

16 March 2020

We all know that washing our hands at important times, like after using a toilet and before preparing food, is key to preventing many diseases such as cholera and diarrhea. It is also key to fighting the latest virus we all face, coronavirus. It is called COVID19 where ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ […]

18 October 2019

Earlier this week, the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) with this year’s theme, ‘Clean Hands for All’. United Purpose, a Global Sanitation Fund implementing partner, was extremely active during this year’s milestone day. After following their activities on social media, WSSCC decided to contact United Purpose Nigeria to learn more about their activities. We […]

12 September 2019

WSSCC hosted a series of talk shows with special guests at 2019 World Water Week in Stockholm. Here is Dr. Robert Chambers, Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, who was previously based in India and has a long-standing commitment to supporting Swachh Bharat Mission [WSSCC] Can you tell us about […]

18 March 2019

At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to Public Services – including Water, Sanitation and […]

7 November 2018

 ‘Clean hands – a recipe for health’ was the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day. By all accounts, it was also a recipe for success. With a focus on fun, members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) engaged children in many countries around the world in creative ways to help spread […]

9 October 2018

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. In 2018, the Global Handwashing Day theme is ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’. The theme focuses on the […]