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12 July 2020

Interview with Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa is the Community Mobilization Specialist at the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), WSSCC’s Executing Agency in Madagascar. A medical doctor by training, Fano Randriamanantsoa has worked in the WASH sector for over ten years. His role with FAA is to coordinate […]

9 July 2020

By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – Techniques for preventing further spread of COVID-19 while providing dignified burial for people who have succumbed to the disease was the subject of a four-day workshop convened in Benin’s northern city of Parakou in late June. The training was provided for hygiene staff working in the Benin departments of […]

8 July 2020

MHMPA supports revision of curriculum starting in fourth grade By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Lessons on menstrual health and hygiene will soon form part of the curriculum for students in schools across Nepal. The subject will be taught in grades 4 through 10 following revisions to the science, health and physical education curriculum recently […]

6 July 2020

By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – In Arghakhanchi district, 460 kilometres west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, community schools are being repurposed as quarantine centres during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a total sanitation campaign launched in July 2019 by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and UN-Habitat with support from Prakash Awareness Group (PRAG) […]

6 July 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Government of Nigeria has pledged its support to protect the dignity of menstruating women and girls in Nigeria during a World Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) event. The honourable Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, stated that the Ministry would find ways to incorporate teenage girls […]

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 […]

2 July 2020

By Alain Tossounon Protective masks, handwashing devices, soap and spraying equipment were among the supplies given to the Government of Benin in early June in support of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. The contribution was made by an organization working in the health and sanitation sector: the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Improvement […]

27 June 2020

Hope for greater safety and dignity of menstruators if there are accountability measures By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya –  Kenya launched its first-ever standalone menstrual hygiene management (MHM) policy and strategy on this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), marking a significant milestone for menstruators in the country. The multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process to the […]

23 June 2020

Interview with Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, CEO of EPiAfric By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Chief Executive Officer of EPiAfric, an Abuja-based African population health consultancy group, is a leading advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. Dr Nsofor sat down with WSSCC to discuss Nigeria’s COVID-19 response, […]

20 June 2020

An interview with Mesfin Sahele Gebreyes, E-SHIP Programme Manager By Kevin Mwanza Ethiopia, one of the countries where WSSCC has been working to advance better sanitation and hygiene for the vulnerable people, has so far managed to contain the spread of COVID-19 through a mix of surveillance, WASH-Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), health education and […]

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 […]

11 June 2020

Masks, soap and sanitizer help the vulnerable protect themselves against COVID-19 By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – 3,000 residents of the Mukuru slum in Nairobi received face masks, handwashing soap and sanitizers in an effort led by a sanitation and hygiene programme in Kenya to help some of the country’s most vulnerable residents protect themselves […]