GENEVA – Closure of Europe and high-income countries in peacetime may be unprecedented, but the war against preventable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, polio, measles, and Ebola has long been raging for the 3 billion people who lack basic hand-washing facilities in their homes. Nearly three-quarters of the populations in the poorest countries have no […]
Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]
WSSCC’s most memorable moments of 2019 Join us and take a look back at some of the most notable activities that shaped the past 12 months of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). January: WSSCC and GIWA spread the word about sanitation at the Kumbh Mela festival in India – A faith-based festival […]
Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]
According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme, 3 in 10 people worldwide (2.1 billion) lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and more than 6 in 10 (4.5 billion) lack safely managed sanitation. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) also set the Target 6.2 of universal […]
Older people need safe and dignified sanitation facilities. WSSCC strives to ensure that their needs are addressed
The first ever Global Citizen Festival in India took place in Mumbai with an unprecedented gathering of 80,000 citizens from India.
To support and accelerate India’s Swachh Bharat Mission for a clean India for all.
Like India, a disproportionate number of Nigerians – over 110 million – have little or no access to improved sanitation.
What better way to promote the economy than to emphasize inclusive growth through sanitation for all?
The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to foster dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.